The Squad 2022-23

bigmart

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Yes I was surprised although I guess a 3 year contract was the deal breaker - relatively unheard of at this level. They’ll have a decent front two with Telford and Nadesdan next season

As Boz says we need to get some additions in asap. Don’t want any last minute scrambling for the rubbish that is left not signed up
I am sure we will some movement soon
 

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EFL T Centre on Twitter says we are keen on re-signing winger Jonny Smith from Burton Albion.
 
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EFL T Centre on Twitter says we are keen on re-signing winger Jonny Smith from Burton Albion.
It's possible. Jonny was on loan here for our first season back in the league, but went back to Bristol City after playing in most of the league games that season. I think many of us would have been happy to see him join us permanently, but it didn't happen. After more loans out, he moved to Burton Albion just this January for an undisclosed fee, but has only featured in about half their games since. It would make sense if Micky rates him and we can afford him. He's a local lad originally, so a move back might suit.
 
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Smith faded in the second half of his season here and it was not a surprise that we did not keep him on in League One. However, he performed very well at Oldham the following season and has not looked out of his depth in the division above at Burton.

However, as Mart says, I would take that account with a pinch of salt.
 

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The other Rovers site has suggestions that Macdonald may be joining Accrington, but also links us with loaning their winger Sean McConville.
 

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I liked Smith but he did go off the boil a bit. Not blessed with major pace but tricky and good coming in off the right and has an eye for goal. Must be mid 20s now so a decent age and more experienced than when last with us. Only a rumour but I’d take him.
 

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McConville has had a decent career at Accrington and another attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. Has only played half of their games in the last two seasons so not a shock if he left them. At 33 would be some more experience as we’ve lost quite a bit
 

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I liked Smith but he did go off the boil a bit. Not blessed with major pace but tricky and good coming in off the right and has an eye for goal. Must be mid 20s now so a decent age and more experienced than when last with us. Only a rumour but I’d take him.
He is 24, will be 25 end this month
 

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I'm hoping that we do start to see a few more signings imminently. At present, our defensive line-up, assuming 4 at the back, is Murphy Bristow Hockenhull Davies and Dacres-Cogley. Merrie could fill in at left-back and Bristow looks tall enough to be deployed in central defence if we wanted to play wing-backs, but after that defensively we're short of options. While we could still do with bolstering further up the park, with the players already signed up, the manager already has more choices there.
 
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It was interesting to hear the comments from local journalists about Rhys Hughes, McAlear and Bristow on the ATTM podcast. It sounds like all three could make a real impact next season, with Hughes interesting Championship and League One clubs last January prior to his release from Everton. It is surprising there was not more of a fanfare when he signed.

It seems several of the youngsters who have arrived are here to start games next season, not just fill out the squad.
 
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Keillor-Dunne has gone to Burton, so another mooted signing to cross off the list.
 
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