- 6 Dec 2017
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Five managers who've seen something in him. I can't really comment on the lad because I've not really seen him play (apart from in that sending-off v Bristol Rovers). I think he probably is on low wages, but to survive at this club for so long when so many 'promising' young players have come and gone speaks volumes. Plus he's a local lad who loves the club, passion like that spreads around the dressing room.Possible unpopular opinion time.
I’m surprised at this and can only presume Sam Long is on lowish wages with us. For me, he would have been earmarked for being released come the season’s end.
Considering he’s been here for so long and has had some stinkers with injuries, he’s now played under five permanent managers and a number of caretakers but has never really pushed his way into a starting line up for an extended period of time. Managers sing his praises and I have little doubt he’s totally professional, but at 24 we need to start seeing improvement from him. A dozen appearances a season isn’t enough for me and he’s only appeared 40 times for the first team in six years. That needs to improve.
Maybe the ugly games like we had against Blackpool are his forte? Whatever the case, I hope to see it in his extended spell with us.
Hanson has just been dropped for Long and Garbutt has been left out for Ruffels for most if the season so I'm not quite sure what you are saying?I’m pleased for him, think he’s worth a run in the team over Hansen who always looks like he’s one reckless challenge away from a card. I think Hansen gets put there because he’s got to be playing because he’s our record signing so we decide he’s suddenly a full back. Same thing with Garbutt.