"I expected him to be head and shoulders above this league" - WAWFP on our transfer in and potential transfer out...

The WAW Fan Panel (WAWFP) are back! New signings and exits on the agenda...

by GMac88 Thursday, 31 January 2019 06:57 AM Comments

Grant Leadbitter has arrived and Bryan Oviedo potentially on his way out! Both take the spotlight in today's WAWFP article. Want to join our panel? No experience necessary, just click here or send us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

Do you think Leadbitter is the sort of player we need right now?

Straight off the bat, what does Leadbitter add? Well, our panel was united in thinking that he is a very good signing and a player that can bring that little bit more to a midfield which has been lacking of late. Frankly he is, at worst, a top half Championship player - which makes him potentially one of the best League One midfielders. Use our poll at the end of this article to have your say too.

 

Leadbitter is a good signing who will settle in quickly and will not be phased with the task ahead.  He will create chances and score the odd goal, something we have been missing of late from the middle of midfield. - Howard

 

Technically he will give us something we have lacked vision and crisp passing aswell as the ability of long distance shooting. - Shaun

 

Would you start him? And, if so, who else would make up your midfield two or three?

This did split our panel, with all of our first team midfielders mentioned. Adding Leadbitter to a midfield that includes either George Honeyman or Luke O'Nien would be midfield capable of imposing themselves on any team in this league. Getting the balance right there will lead to more goals scored, perhaps some of those all so rare clean sheets and - maybe - the promotion we are all clamming for.

Too early to say, he must be rusty. Maybe, when he is ready play, McGeouch, behind Honeyman. - Staffan

 

He should work well with either Cattermole or Power.  If we play with one forward O’Nien for me should be included to play behind Wyke. - Howard

 

What do you make of Bryan Oviedo's rumoured exit?

Good pro, time to go - that sums up what our panel think and pretty much everything I've read on this story.

 

Oviedo I would like to place on record his professionalism is to be commended he quite rightly didn't want to play Championship or League One football. I was expecting him to be head and shoulders above anything in this league, yet Reece James is better defensively and is the way forward, Oviedo wouldn't be massively missed  - Shaun

 

The guy played against Neymar six months ago, deserves another level. James/Hume are good enough so sell him if possible. Fair play to him for loyalty and professionalism! - Staffan

Thanks again to our knowledgeable fan panel for contributing once more, plenty more to come from them during the rest of this season! If you want to join, just click here or send us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

What do you think of Grant Leadbitter signing?

Great signing
Okay signing
Poor signing
Great signing
  60%
Okay signing
  37%
Poor signing
  2%