Is Marlon coming home? Given his probable wage demands (and rumours of a bust-up with Nigel Doughty before leaving), it is unlikely – and aren’t we up to our limit of loan signings?
John Toshack isn’t worried that Chris Gunter has come to “Forest who are struggling a bit” as he has several other players at this level.
Finally, Lewis McGugan has “lifestyle issues“. I’m not sure what to think about this one. On the one hand, Lewis’ form has dropped dramatically recently. But he is a youngster and may not physically be able to keep on playing at such a high level all season. Also, his downturn coincided almost exactly with Davies’ arrival. However, if he is taking the piss with his lifestyle (for which I read eating, drinking and weight gain) then Billy is right to tackle it head on.
The real question then, is how do you sort it out?
It makes me think of Paul Hart having a go at Andy Reid and Keith Foy as they returned from the summer break overweight. Reid sorted himself out and became a great player, Foy decided to return to Ireland. Will Billy’s approach result in Lewis doing a Foy or doing a Reidy? Only time will tell.