As the signings have come rolling in I've been wondering why we didn't seem to be pursuing a full back.
After all, the release of Lee Roche left us with just three full backs in the whole squad-two youngsters who, though promising, have yet to play a full season as a first team regular (Simon Spender and Mike Williams) and a versatile two-sided player in Ryan Valentine who was a bit up and down last season.
Now I've seen last week's friendlies I think I get it.
Neil Taylor looks tasty. Yet to make his debut, we shouldn't get carried away, but he looks feisty and keen to get forward. He wasn't scared of David Bentley on Tuesday-quite the reverse-and had the confidence to join in play, no sure thing in a kid. Keep it up lad!