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Re: Squad balance
Posted by: SaintRich
Date: 15/01/2020 17:01
It's an interesting question and one that I suppose coaches and managers have battled since time immemorial.

Whilst Boyd has made no secret of the fact he wants the core of the squad to be young English qualified players and this will determine the main body of his recruitment, you cannot overlook the importance of a few key experienced heads in guiding that youth. Was interesting to see Boyd himself reference the fact that there was no Waller, Wood or Biggar in the game against Bennetton and the inference being that these vocal more experienced players clearly play a key part in managing some of the youthful exuberance in the squad.

I think we currently have a nice balance, when you think of the experience and knowledge the likes of the Franks brothers, Biggar and Wood can pass on to the up and coming talent in the squad. I actually also don't think we should rule out the signing of a few further more experienced heads when our squad now is so youthful.

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