He gave up full time work so probably on a living wage. more likely we are slightly over budget since Cropps came back and Sam was the most disposable of the squad players currently.
He'll hopefully have a decent loan spell and either come back much better prepared to contribute or will move on a more permanent basis. I don't see the need to replace him in the short term - one of his issues is that it isn't obvious where he best fits into the way DB sets the team up.
Barratt was used as a wide number 8 in our 3-3-3-1.peterstebbings wrote:Wonder if it means another midfielder is coming in because it leaves us a bit short there
Brennan’s hit rate with signings is way above average but this one hasn’t worked out
We have Pritchard, Gorman, Brunt, Armstrong and Stead who have all occupied the advanced 8 positions this season. So 5 in to 3 and in theory Senior can do this too.
Striker the bigger priority IMO unless hooper finds his picture in the attic.
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I kind of see him as a back-up to Pritch, tall winger who has a good work rate, is good in the air and has an eye for goal who DB can convert into a midfielder. But, the problem with that is it's kind of like Kalvin Phillips being a back-up to Rodri at Man City. Pritch never gets injured, he's not been suspended yet and if he's fit he will never get dropped for performance reasons and that just made It impossible for Barratt to get a game.
He said he chose to leave, but I have also heard that Maidenhead weren't overly keen on keeping him. If they did offer him a new deal, it would likely have been on reduced terms.Sam_BFC wrote:Anyone know if he was released or chose to leave Maidenhead in the summer?
Which makes this move a surprising one, particularly given that his replacement on the right wing there is better than him.