Plenty of rumours part I
A week of rumours and conjecture and little actual news.
The two signings promised immediately post season have yet to materialize, although according to press reports two bids may have been lodged. One for MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves, who was subject to Robinson’s last transfer window rant. The other bid is a less obvious one for young Scottish prospect Liam Lindsay, with Bolton in the hunt too. Swindon defender Nathan Thompson has also been mentioned as has Rochdale striker Ian Henderson and 21-year old Fulham winger George Williams.
With rumours of Sheffield United interested in the apparent under-paid Ricky Holmes and a foreign clubs ready to take the over-paid Jorge Teixeira, the only piece of real news was the release of left back Adam Chicksen, which surprised many.
We await news of Andrew Crofts contract extension and the official unveiling of Johnnie Jackson’s new role. However other than Chicksen, the only first team squad ‘player’ out of contract this summer is Roger Johnson. Yep, I’d drive myself etc, etc..
Robinson does have the ‘beauty’ of having Naby Sarr (contract runs out in 2020), Ahmed Kashi (2018), Cristian Ceballos (2018), Nicky Ajose (2019) and Igor Vetokele (2019) all back from loan..
Finally congratulations to Ebbsfleet United on their promotion to the National League after beating Chelmsford in the Conference South play-off final.