Date: 7th May 2019 at 8:58am
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Written by Mitchell Bray

Garry Monk’s reassuring words this week about not wanting to leave the club is obviously welcome. He wants to continue after the last twelve months hard work and move forward.

All good and fine.

Couldn’t be better, could it?

Then we notice the word ‘clarity’ that Garry has spouted a fair deal this week regarding the state of the finances and what he has to work with, also he touched on how deeper the problems were when he arrived. Again the word clarity appears to be his maxim.

Hopefully, our hierarchy will take heed and listen to what our manager needs for next season.

My opinion is that Garry Monk wants to stay at the club and build a competitive squad that could challenge for a top six spot. At the moment we are nowhere near that. An overhaul is too strong a word for what is needed but I am sure Garry will need six players to begin the new campaign.

Midfield new-look taking priority. Poor possession stats can only carry us for a certain period before it bites, and holding players are essential. Barry Ferguson was the last I can recall.

Some commenters state Mark Ward as the last decent one. At the moment we have Gardner(G), Davis, Lakin and if pushed-Colin. Easy to understand the priority for the summer trading. Should Adams be sold, then three quality midfielders would be needed for preseason training.

Nothing, however, can be done without that word clarity, and for me, if Garry Monk gets it, likes what he hears then we can all enjoy what he tries to do in the summer. On a final note about our rollercoaster season, I would pay tribute to the club in offering that extra contract extension to Keifenbeld immediately after his cruciate injury.

This really does give everyone a lift and a sense that at Blues we are a caring club. We knock the owners a fair bit and justified at times, but credit them with this gesture. It goes a long way.

 
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