I still think KR will start Josh Ruffles against Barnsley. OK he's a journeyman L1 player, but he's genuinely left-footed and he's a box-to-box midfielder who knows how to score goals. And he's committed to OUFC. Remember when he and Michael Collins held us together for half a season when we got back in to L2? A lot of clubs would love to have a player like him in their squad.
Entirely agree with this as the squad currently looks (except it's Ruffels ?)EastwoodObika deserves to start right now after the pre season he has had. Whyte will be good in time but I think he is some way off starting. Over time I think we will see Browne and Smith come into the side with Ruffles and Obika dropping out and Whyte rotating with Hall and Carruthers.
McMahon, Nelson, Dickie, Garbutt
Hall, Henry, Carruthers
Browne and Smith haven't been allowed to join us on loan for them to sit on the bench, there will of been reassurances from OUFC that they will get plenty of game time.
Where'd you find this? Sound like a good idea though.I just found this out:
This weekend is the first time the club-developed player rule will be implemented. Each club have to nominate at least one player who has been registered with them for a minimum of 12 months before the end of his under-19 season on the match-day team sheet in all EFL league competitions. If a club do not name such a player, they can name only six as opposed to seven substitutes
So I guess that means Ruffles and/or Napa in the squad every week ufn
Hope Norman turns out to be the surprise package. Love players coming from lower divisions and proving their worth.Eastwood
McMahon Nelson Dickie Garbutt
KR loves to play one up front and this year (if we sign Holmes too) we are full of pace out wide. Smith is going to have a field day. The 11/10 William Hill to finish top half looks way to big. Monster bet coming. 3-1+ Looks too big on day one too v Barnsley
Impact players Whyte/Hall/Obika/Derry
The three we had enquiries for? Nelson/Ruffs/Carroll? (maybe even someone like Raglan to L2) Possible even Henry
There looks to be a few who will struggle to make the squad. Mous (probably not quick enough) Norman? Long? Napa? Raglan? Ruffs? Carroll? HUGE squad if two more come in after RH
So much strength in depth already. Going to be strong
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