I'm sure Andreas has been training, who is a good player, and I'm sure he will sign. I think you will see literally the same squad as last year Steve, with Thackeray, Gleeson, and Dave Armitstead
, who I was told yesterday is returning to the Club. How true it is I don't know.
I think the troublesome centre position will have to be filled with a combination of the players we already have.
I'd be suprised to see any more "new" players, the Clive Street wall has collapsed and needs fixing so that may take funding if the insurance does'nt cover it. The money has to come from somewhere. But, we may be pleasantly suprised.
Still I think we will have a very good squad, we have Nixon back, who with 31 tries was devastating before he got injured, so his return has to be worth the addition of 3 average players. He is a class act and one of the best at his job in the country, there is still no doubt that if James was'nt a homebird he could have played Superleague and been as devastating there.
The most important area for me is establishing Gary Broadbent's position, and if he wishes to continue, we simply have to sign him. It's not just that he is a top top class fullback, it's his influence and reading of the game that have helped the Raiders progression to where they are now. He is also a good role model for the younger players, as he really looks after himself and does'nt take anything for granted, and you need players like that in your side. I'm sure if Gary feels his body can give it another year (or three), he will do and if he is looked after contractually, then he will give nothing other than 120% for his Town and the cause.
Edited by Thirty Three, 01 January 2011 - 11:52 AM.