1. Good winger 2. Good winger 3. Target man to back up and assist Murphy
All of these preferably signed permanently and of a good age - but the Murphy back up is key for this role. Is anyone in the lower leagues playing this role well. Holding the ball up, bringing others in, battling defenders all game. Goals would be a bonus but I wouldn't expect them to be a deal breaker currently
....at least we have a marauding right back in that Dani Alves mould who can get up and down the wing supplying real quality from out wide and not a centre back there whose passing under pressure is poor at best.
10 of 24 players who played on Saturday were from the academy - the 4 other players who would be involved include 2 further academy boys (Michael Crowe and Myles Kenlock) as well as Dave McG and Webster.
It sounds as though Crowe will go out on loan - but it effectively leaves us with 12 of the first 28 players as academy boys, plus Adam McDonnell who joined at 17.
I expect a number of signings still, whether permanently or on loan, probably 4 before the end of the window - and that a number of the academy boys won't feature at all for the first team this year - but hopefully it can be the sign of things to come....because it needs to be!