In the mid 1990s, Walsall signed an experienced centre half who had graced the top league with Everton and Aston Villa. Although lacking in pace, he steadied the ship and brought a lot of know how into a young and confidence-drained team. The manager needed an old head to marshall the defence…
With the imminent arrival of Chris Hughton at the Albion, could DC make a cheeky call to Gareth Barry?
Although he started at Brighton, he has lived and played in the Midlands for a big chunk of his career. With Scarr doing the donkey work, Barry could give the team a bit of experience and calmness. He could also help Kory so that in a year’s time, he could step up into the first team as a fully fit regular (hopefully in league one).
It would cost a decent wedge of the budget but without a leader on the pitch, you will win zip: just look at Man Utd.
GB has made his money but I get the impression that he loves the game and with the exception of one night driving a stolen taxi, he has been the ultimate pro.
I think he could ‘steer’ us in the right direction…