It’s good news, but in all honesty, should any of it be relevant to us going forward?
That’s the question we need to be asking ourselves right now after Pep Clotet’s recent injury update.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of today’s game with Queens Park Rangers, the Spaniard gave us some news regarding a number of first-team players and their steps on the road to recovery. Some of them were long term, whilst others were a little closer to making their comebacks:
“Josh McEachran is in today after surgery, he will start his recovery now. Kerim Mrabti is already training with us, he is showing a good level of fitness. Jacques Maghoma is going to need a little more time. It looks promising.”
Now whilst McEachran isn’t exactly an issue for now, it’s the updates on Mrabti and Maghoma that are fascinating to me, because the way things are going, I can’t imagine that either of them are going to get any game time with the run we’re on in recent weeks, 12 games unbeaten in all competitions and counting.
How many of the next four games will we win?
Which brings me to my next point, should that be the case? Because if the team stays as they are, then how are they going to make enough of an impression to get themselves into the team next year? And with Scott Hogan only being with us on loan, it’s possible that there’s going to be a hole to fill in the team, but we won’t know who’s going to fill it until the summer when we’re forced into it.
So it’ll be interesting to see how Clotet deals with it going forward. Does he keep things as they are, or will there be a few changes to the side as we go on through the latter stages of the season?
What would you do in this situation? Would you make changes to the team, or would you keep things as they are for as long as you can and readdress in the summer?