Helander out for the foreseeable future


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Not good news at all .

Simpson has looked poor so far albeit he's not played much . This will be a massive chance for him .


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Not sure what the injury is that Helander has been struggling with. Did he maybe aggravate it and it was a clear up operation?

Seems very quick for surgery if it was a ligaments injury.

Hope those at the presser get more information

The Moon on Mars is Blue

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He has been carrying an injury for a while . I wonder if it relates to this. We can get Nico back at winter break. I would hope one of the young players from the B Team could step up to the 4th CB position during the period up to the re opening of the transfer window

Forth Bear

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Depending how long he's out for, Katic will likely get recalled in January.

Nicolas Nkoulou is currently a free agent after being released by Torino. If it's long term, it might be worth looking at free agents.


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With the CBs we lost in the transfer window wither on loan or otherwise I would not be looking to bring them back early.

The ones who moved on (George = Not good enough, Katic = Solid but not taking us forward) I wouldnt think we are covered if we still had them.

Connor should play every match, Leon solid enough and can play but has a wobble in him, Jack not 100% convinced he is at the level we need.

We have left ourselves short in this area as I dont believe Jack should have been included as an established CB more a work in progress