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I agree almost exactly with the above except that I'd edge towards keeping Gomis if possible, dependent on wages.

I wouldn't be surprised if we keep one of the 3 centrebacks and maybe Docherty as signing an entire back 4 plus backups is a tough job for one summer, but none of them are really good enough for League One.

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Looking forward to the 1st meeting to learn WTF our 'ops team' have added post Covid.  The mitigation last close season, was the pandemic, so interested to hear what Jim Diamond, JFK Corr  et al will deliver now.

By July, if we have not significantly improved our squad, that is, by not signing unknown jobbers from L2, we should just empty them and chase the delusional board members who  proposed the whole shabang. 

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Would defo take Grant back but just a couple of things worth pointing out. No point in bringing him in if it's just going to be turgid, awful football ie defenders bypassing him to just lump it aimlessly up the park. I also don't think he'd be that suited to a 442 which Lennons played a lot in the last year or so. Best as the sitter in a 3. Him, Splaine and a new player who's been mentioned in the thread would all compliment each other well.

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Ray Grant one of the few from Stirling I’d take back. Seems to have lost his way a wee bit since leaving. Hopefully auld Papa Lennon can get him back firing on all cylinders.

I see Neilly mentioned on the Stirling forum they have apparently signed Robert Thompson. That would be slightly disappointing from our perspective IMO.

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1 hour ago, Blue-Toon said:


You can look but don’t touch.

I'm sure he's contracted at Peterhead next season anyway.

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Grant is tidy on the ball as much as he’s a bit soft on the tackling side, he’s worth bringing back if we got the likes of Cuddihy and McAllister in next to him with a bit of energy to get up and down. 

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Kurtis Roberts also released from Stirling. I wouldn’t mind him either. Lots of pace and a creative midfielder. A position that we have been crying out to fill. impressed me when he was with QP.

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Ray Grant released at Forthbank! Thought he would have been great for them.
So did I.

Disappointing at Alloa and now at League Two Stirling Albion.

Some will be hopeful he re-signs for Clyde.

We can't assume he is still the quality player we had at Clyde.

Rarely does a returning player reach the heights of their successful first spell at a club.


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I’m wary of signing L2 players - especially ones that have had a poor season - but Grant might be the exception given the success he’s had here previously and Lennon’s knowledge of how to maximise his talent. Hopefully he wouldn’t be in as much demand and could be acquired cheaply.

I do think we’ll end up retaining players from the current squad that aren’t good enough - Rumsby/Page, Livingstone, JBH, maybe even Docherty - because we’ll fear not being able to sign essentially an entire squad over the summer with our budget constraints and the issues we had last year with missing out on targets. These players must only be kept on as depth - if kept on at all - and on the fringes of things this year. 

Personally, my priority retention list would only be Parry, Cuddihy, Splaine and Cunningham. Some of the others named above (plus possibly Gomis depending on wage) will likely reappear and we obvs have Kennedy and McGrath on the books for next season.

Its ruthless - I don’t see the retention list being as tight as this - but it’s a put up or shut up year for us in L1. Never mind Lennon’s chat about making progress in the division next season, we need a revamp and a check in the expectations of our squad if we’re hoping to compete in an even more competitive division next year.

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34 minutes ago, Ignoramus said:

Its ruthless - I don’t see the retention list being as tight as this - but it’s a put up or shut up year for us in L1.

I think it absolutely HAS to be ruthless. It’s clear for all to see that this season has been absolute murder and most of the squad just aren’t good enough for League 1 and would barely be good enough for League 2.

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7 hours ago, haufdaft said:

So did I.

Disappointing at Alloa and now at League Two Stirling Albion.

Some will be hopeful he re-signs for Clyde.

We can't assume he is still the quality player we had at Clyde.

Rarely does a returning player reach the heights of their successful first spell at a club.

 

See Stevie Masterton and Stephen O’Donnell. Outstanding in their first spell. Average to poor second time around.

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