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Nuno wants to make some signings this January, and I think we should be looking to recruit two midfielders and one defender.

We are a bit short there due to the injury to Willy Boly, but we could do with strengthening in midfield too.

If anything happens to Ruben Neves or Joao Moutinho, we will be light in that area, so we need someone who can fill their boots.

We might not have strength in depth in the strikers area, but if Patrick Cutrone is patient then sooner or later he will start pushing Raul Jimenez for his place up front.

It is frustrating as a striker having to wait when you know you have the quality, but you have to be patient when you are young like Patrick. It is nice to see the relationship he has built with the fans – that was evident when he celebrated after scoring the second goal against West Ham on Wednesday.

That goal in front of the South Bank will make him hungrier to score more goals – hopefully he can build on that at Brighton and keep chipping in.

When I used to play, I used to think Crystal Palace, Burnley and Brighton as teams we would struggle against.

But I don’t feel that now. The team we have at the moment are ruthless and can beat anyone – I think that traditional thing or ‘bogey teams’ have gone out of the window now.

The timing of the game tomorrow isn’t great. To travel on a Sunday morning and get back in the early hours of Monday morning because of a 4.30pm kick-off is ridiculous.

The fans work hard all week and then they have to travel back late and get up for work next morning (could be worse I suppose could be a evening kick off midweek ) But our fans are hardcore, I know they will relish the trip down there though and hopefully they will come back with the three points.

If you aren’t going to the game on Sunday, I will be at Bridgnorth Market from 9am to 2pm doing a book signing for my mate Steve plant ‘They Wore The Shirt Vol 2’. Then I’m shooting from there to Jubilee House in Willenhall to watch the game.

I will be doing a bit of a question and answer session before, at half-time and after, and I’m looking forward to answering your questions. Tickets from £20 on the door or from behind the bar.

 

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