I know this seems early, but Evo is notorious for setting the wheels in motion several weeks before the window opens, so he's undoubtedly on the phone to players and agents now.
It's obvious that we need a finisher. Number one priority, because we only have the top two in our division who have lost less games than us....the reason we aren't actively up there with them is our draw column, and out of those the majority have been from winning positions that we had the chances in to kill the game off.
If we're after a goalscorer, immediately I've looked straight at the Sheffield United squad. The reasons being that they are local so relocation is not an issue, they usually have loads of strikers, and their current regular bunch of strikers are on fire meaning the back up options are not geting a look in. We were also in for Hanson so I was checking to see if he's playing enough, as Evo said he would revisit a target in Jan, which I assumed was him.
Top of the pecking order for the Blades is clearly the front two of Sharp and Clarke, then their backup is Donaldson and Brooks.
That leaves Hanson, and completely out of the picture, Mr Ched Evans....now either of those for me sticks away the majority of the chances we have been fluffing.
Also, if Barnet are struggling, Akinde rumours will start to circulate again.
So...I think we are definitely a striker short and compared to the top sides, a scorer from midfield short too (Notts have Grant, Luton have Berry) although any of ours could come good anytime soon.
Do we send Hemmings back though too?