Davide Santon is in line for a return to action later on in the wee when Peter Beardsley takes his reserve side to the Swansea.
The kick-off is at 7pm on Wednesday evening and the game will take place at a Rugby ground, namely the Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli. Admission costs £10. £10!!!! For a reserve game? The owrlds has gone mad…
The wisdom of playing a player with a borderline knee problem on a Rugby pitch is up for question, although the kind of surfaces that Rugby is played on these days aren’t too different to the ones you’ll see at football grounds up and down the country in fairness. As much as I despise the game, I’ll concede that top Rugby has come a long way.
I’d like to hope that Santon can come in and play the match without aggravating his knee. At the moment it seems as though we might get away with him having to just have the fluid drained from his knee but if there are any setbacks then we could see him out of action for a few weeks. I guess we’ll find out today. We can’t keep him wrapped in cotton wool forever.
Having said that I’d probably not want to put him straight in against Wolves at the weekend. Partly because they will try and tackle any flair and creativity out us, and partly because you shouldn’t change a winning team. Danny Simpson and Ryan Taylor may have limitations and they may make me sit on the edge of my seat at times, but they have been part of the team that has started off so well so they should retain their place, especially as one reserve appearance is probably not enough for Santon to get himself back up to speed.
I’ll be keeping an eye on the game on Wednesdays so feel free to pop back and I’ll keep you up to date with how the match is going on, who is playing, and how they are playing. Hopefully Santon will come through unscathed and I can report that he had a blinder as the quicker he gets into first team contention the better off we’ll be.
More strength in the squad? Yes please!