According to nufc.co.uk, this is the current first team squad in advance of the new season.
The observant among you will notice that some of the squad have no faces, not because they wish to remain anonymous but simply to stress that there is room for new blood as well as possible departures before the current window closes.
So, given the fact we ended the season in 5th place, how far do you think we should go to reshape the 1st XI before kick off in August ?
In my opinion this is my ideal starting line up for Spuds.
Bearing in mind that defensively we weren’t the best team around last season I’m looking to bring in an overlapping Right Back (purely because poor old Simmo just seems to be a dead man walking right now).
Followed by a slightly more creative defensive midfielder, if that isnt a contradiction in terms, and the assumption is Anita could easily fit that role.
Finally the one problem area we have struggled with for some time is an attacking left side midfielder. Preferably young, pacy and with an eye for goal. As some of you may know my first choice was Bologna’s Gastón Ramirez, while some one on this blog seems to fancy young Junior Hoilett in that role.
Realistically we’re unlikely to be spending megabucks on any player in that position while we have the likes of Marveaux, Sammy and Fergie in the squad. However creativity is the key to our attacking line up so how about a couple of suggestions out of left field (see what I did there :) ) Adel Taarabt, Matty Jarvis or even our old mate Charlie N’Zogbia ?
Whatever your opinion let us know which players you feel we still need to bring in and maybe create your own line up for the first game of the season ?