Date: 26th June 2019 at 10:13am
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Written by: Mitchell Bray

Almost two weeks after that fateful Thursday bombshell that Garry Monk had left the club, we now look ahead to new horizons.

Nearly everything has been said and read about the dismissal but little in the way of how our new management team approach the new season.

Now surely is the time?

In my opinion, we are on the edge as we currently stand between outright survival and at best mid-table. Losing Jota and Mahoney is not good, nor is the fact Keifenbeld is probably out for the season as reported at BBC Sport. Add Adams possible departure and things dim even more.

What we urgently need is crisp, sensible signings with vital positions covered including the goalkeeping slot. Pep Clotet and Beattie are no doubt well aware just how difficult this job is going to be for them after the Monk affair, but at the same time, they must embrace this as a great challenge.

When you look at Stoke City signings yesterday from the lesser fashionable clubs, it really brings it home that overspending clubs of recent years have got to get back to basics. Blues have a nucleus of good honest players with a few younger ones knocking on the first team door. Question is whether the ‘potential’ ones come in for a top half push or heaven forbid a relegation battle.

Again my opinion but I do not see many of the younger talent making that step up in the immediate future. Loaned out players such as Seddon may prove the exception with the prospect of Bellingham being elevated to the bench. Should Clotet feel Bellingham is ready for such an upgrade, then St.Andrews will certainly get more bums on seats.

Heaven knows we are crying out for a new hero.

Talking Blues and all the speculation is getting me down at the moment with days running out before the new season. New additions are needed quickly to sway the undecided whether to renew season tickets and get over the Monk debacle or not.

What would be detrimental to the fans is zero action in the transfer market and the general malaise that currently persists. Hopefully the aftermath to this recent happening will have a better outlook for us fans -over to you Pep.

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