Pravda has stated that our offer for N'Guessan was under £50k, a figure confirmed by normally reliable sources. That sounds like a more realistic figure and explains the ready rejection. Perhaps we could have thrown in a few tins of paint for the Toolbox. In any case, the team looks more or less complete.
Saturday's opponents Hull City went down 1-0 at Blackburn last night. Manager Steve Bruce commented, 'For all our good football and the way we are defensively, if you don't score and take the chances somewhere like here, it's going to be a frustrating night for you. I think after being at the club a few weeks, that's going to be our Achilles heel.'
Given our defensive strengths that is encouraging for Saturday, although the weather forecast is for rain. Full preview later today.