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Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator
Staff member
Oct 27, 2003
With the signing of Mantom apparently imminent our squad seems in decent shape for the start of pre-season.

Subject to contract

GK Oxley, T. Smith, Bishop, Bexon
RB Demetriou, Bwomono, White
LB Coker, Hendrie, Kyprianou, Bowmono, White
CB Turner, White, Kiernan, Kyprianou, Ferdinand, Hendrie, Coutts, Curran
CM Yearwood, Mantom?, ????, Gard, Klass?, H. Phillips, Batlowka
W McLaughlin, Kightly, Barratt
CF Robinson, Hopper, Cox?, Wabo, Ba

We seem to be a bit defender heavy. Anton is of course listed, so he could go before the window and I wouldn't rule out another departure. Alternatively, might one of the defenders be used further forward - Demetriou finished the season in centre-mid, Kyprianou played a holding midfield role for Cyprus u21s and Hendrie is better going forward than back so might he end up on the left-wing?

We should sign Mantom but we still need at least another central midfielder. Maybe one who can also play wide midfield - the second coming of Mark Bentley would be ideal.

Even with the second coming of Mark Bentley, I'd like another player who was good in the air. Only Turner is dominant in the air and a second player would really help for set pieces at both ends.