Squad Upgrade - League 1

MJP_Exeter

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If Randall was available on a free then he is almost certainly worth a punt but cannot see Peterborough allowing him to go for nothing and if the injuries are that serious then i cannot anyone paying a fee.
 

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I wonder what roll Sonny Cox will play next year? MT clearly thinks he's a little way off being L2 standard, so I wonder whether he'll be on loan somewhere again for the first few months of the season.

On a more general point, getting our academy players into a L1 side is inevitably more difficult than a L2 side, but it's a mountain we need to overcome to ensure our model continues to be effective.
 
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I wonder what roll Sonny Cox will play next year? MT clearly thinks he's a little way off being L2 standard, so I wonder whether he'll be on loan somewhere again for the first few months of the season.

On a more general point, getting our academy players into a L1 side is inevitably more difficult than a L2 side, but it's a mountain we need to overcome to ensure our model continues to be effective.
I was thinking about this, perhaps League 1 is more technical than League 2. It might be more beneficial for young talents like Cox, perhaps not so much of a chance of Sonny hoofed up in the air by big clumsy physical CB’s...better standard. A lot of Prem clubs loan out their 17-18 year olds out to League 1 clubs, and Sonny is a big talent, so I hope he’s not held back too long like I thought Joel Randall was to be honest. No Criticism, he was obviously being protected.
 

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I wonder what roll Sonny Cox will play next year? MT clearly thinks he's a little way off being L2 standard, so I wonder whether he'll be on loan somewhere again for the first few months of the season.

On a more general point, getting our academy players into a L1 side is inevitably more difficult than a L2 side, but it's a mountain we need to overcome to ensure our model continues to be effective.
Definitely needs more time in men's football before being launched into a League One campaign. So another loan out. (however that also highlights how we have to strengthen the striker position!)
 

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Only Taylor and the coaching staff will know when Cox is ready. Things can change very quickly. Look at Watkins - on loan at WSM one season, too good for L2 the next.
 
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