Nico has had a couple of poor games and with someone like Cruise waiting in the wings may be under a bit of pressure. His back up is of a different quality this year and Thomas had a very good game at left back against Nike Academy and will no doubt want to nudge Lingy some more and emulate Craig, Thompson, Macklin and McKenzie who have all come into the side and done a job. Who needs loanees?
I can see the following playing - Rice, Leadbitter, McKenzie, Cruise, Stevens, Atemi, Macklin, Baker, Yeoman, Jarvis and maybe Thompson, topped up by youth teamers.
Thankfully, (or not if you are going,) after being left on the bench on Saturday, Eunan played tonight so shouldn't be revisiting his old club! However, Bournemouth will be a tough nut to crack!
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.