That sounds about right , definitely need to strengthen midfield it’s very weak physically , and one paced , agree with a high scoring lower level striker couldn’t be any less of a goalscoring threat than Gaffney .
Assuming Wes signs I’d only be looking for an equivalent on the other flank. Other than that, I’d save the cash until the summer. In the meantime Clarke can work on himself, how he wants to play and the type of players that he needs to fit that way then go into the summer really clear.
The last few seasons has seen far too much pebble dashing. Let’s work a plan with us lot being kept informed and patient.
Prolific finisher (as good, as budget allow), two players to strengthen midfield line, maybe one winger, due since previous window. And check, which loans can be cancelled. Really, for +20 games there is no need to play someone from other clubs. 11 points till playoff places, that’s probably too much.
I’d sign Wes up, send Gaffney and Holden back and do nothing else, apart from maybe sign that non league lad if a deal is possible.
I’d use the season to develop the young 'uns, give plenty of game time to Bates, Facey, Cuckold-Mallett, Scarr, Jules, Hardy, Adebayo, that lad who was on the bench the other day, anyone else we have who is sort of ready.
I would tell Clarke to use the squad he signed in the summer. I don’t think we will go up, and I don’t think it would be good or sustainable if we did. We won’t go down, so I’d use the games to look to the future, and also to see what DC is really made of.
I expect I’m in a minority with my view, but we signed plenty in the summer, if Clarke thought they were good enough then, he can use them now.
Centre mids who can pick a through ball, box to box, win tackles, more of a physical presence, compete and have the energy to support the attack. Think we also need another wide player with pace, an extended contract for Wes and a Centre Forward who can take and create chances. Already plenty of options in defence.
Like others I would not do too much…a right winger and a big lad up front are my priorities . Other than that use the rest of the season to bring on our own players. If the current loanees can go then only Pring is worth keeping.