But the club's known footballing outgoings have been significantly reduced, by probably at least £10k a week, when we released eight players. I can't see how getting two players in for around 20 - 25% of that could be seen as "negligent".
Really disappointing that these youngsters don't, or at least indicate that they're prepared to, sign a pro contract to protect the club who developed them from getting peanuts (which is what happened with Jude Bellingham and his family). We're obviously not going to hold them back.
I hope they stay up and the EFL don't do the dirty on them. Stevenage were one of the worst League Two teams I've seen in years and still managed to finish bottom, despite Macc being deducted umpteen points.
Giving Fisher a two-year deal was a bit silly seeing as he was only playing up the road before. He's a good pro but probably Conference standard. Hopefully there's a moneybags team in that league who might take on Ajose too.
I'd like to think Lampard will have him in and around the first-team squad. Would perfectly suit a ball-playing role in a back three, like Chelsea deployed against Man Utd.
He's also probably equally as good or a bit better at defensive midfield than Billy Gilmour, who had that excellent...