It puzzles me why January? It's not as if there is a transfer window as in soccer. Is it that some players don't want the hassle of pre-season before the New Year before they sign or what?
What bothers me is that we have the large majority of our squad knocking their pans in doing pre-season and then we have to fit in others just a month before the season starts. We keep getting told that all our players need a good pre-season behind them to get through the season and you only have to look at the difference it made with peter Lupton last year. The year before he was out injured and missed quite a big lump of the pre-season but last year he was like a new player.