Friday, February 22, 2008

Old news round up

Catching up on some of the news that's been touted about this week.

The Daniel Cousin move is not quite dead yet, but it does seem as though the player has resigned himself to staying in Glasgow until the summer. This was always a bit of an odd move as we managed to bring in Nevland, Litmanen and Johnson during January and also saw the return of McBride from injury. We've still got Kamara and Healy which means a total of six strikers already. I'm guessing that had the Cousin's deal gone through we'd have probably seen Healy move out on loan (in fact this may still happen) but even so I'm not sure exactly what he adds to our squad.

Coincidently Steven Davis has been doing well at Glasgow Rangers but is still wanted back at Fulham in the summer. I think this is good news as he is still a relatively young player and could well prove to be a good signing for us. I think he suffered from our lack of a more defensively minded partner to play alongside and was surprised when Roy offloaded him just as we signed just such a player (Leon Andreasen). I suspect his future at Fulham will be decided to some extent by what division we end in in next season, but at least he's got a chance to prove his worth away from the rough and tumble of a relegation scrap.

Young reserves star Robert Milsom seems to have impressed so far in his loan spell at Brentford. It looks like they are keen to extend his loan until the end of the season which can only be a good thing for his development.

Finally long standing injury victim Simon Elliott and new signing Eddie Johnson made appearances for the reserves in a 2-0 loss at West Ham on Wednesday night. EJ completed 60 minutes before a planned substitution (which may hint at a place in Saturday's squad) whilst Elliott lasted the full 90 minutes.


colin said...

Very encouraging article about Milsom. I like loaning out players at his level because it allows us to see exactly what level they're at...sometimes it is difficult to tell from reserves games against varying levels of competition.

Chopper said...

Agreed Colin. I think it does them good to see what it's like at a "real" football team. Makes them realise how lucky they are in the Prem and gives them an introduction to proper competative football.