|Norburn to get a new partner soon?|
Who would McGhee replace in order to play a new man? It won't be Clarkson as the only reason for bringing someone in is to free him up for a more forward role. It surely can't be Tom Eaves as he has been fantastic over the last few weeks and it would be harsh to drop his recent strike partner Eliot Richards too. Although he's not scored since Exeter, he's played well and looks like he's settling in to his groove alongside Eaves. He looks the most likely candidate though as you wouldn't say left or right wing was particularly more advanced than central midfield. Don't forget, although we're still a little short up front at the moment, we still have Derek Riordan to return following injury and he should be available for Saturday's trip to Accrington Stanley. He's yet to score for the club in his three appearances but in a side that is now creating more chances he'll have no problem in finding an opportunity to break his duck.
It also leaves you to wonder the identity of McGhee's targets. It's a difficult position to cover at this stage of the season and it's not made any easier by the fact he'd like an experienced, combative player. There aren't too many of them available right now, well, not one of any real quality. A young player is out of the equation here so despite being inundated with recommendations from agents McGhee has turned down the opportunity to sign a teenager. A wise decision.
We'll have to wait and see what materialises this week but I doubt any movement will take place before tomorrow evening's game with AFC Wimbledon.