Thursday, 29 January 2009

Tremarco On His Way

So Carl Tremarco has been farmed out on loan to Darlington. I'm torn over this one, to be honest.

When Sam Williamson was brought in I was rather surprised, as I felt the left back position was hardly one which required reinforcement; after all we already had Tremarco and Neil Taylor, both of whom done well for us.

However, having seen Williamson I soon got it; there might have been no urgent requirement to bring in a left back, but if you can get one as good as Williamson you don't want to let the opportunity pass. It's an argument Brian Little used when signing yet another centre back last Summer in Darran Kempson, although it didn't look like a particularly clever piece of reasoning as the season wore on.

Tremarco's a good, determined full and the fact that it's a league club which has picked him up reflects that. I was surprised when he signed for us in the Summer as I felt he was good enough to hold out for a deal with a Football League club, and I suspect he would never have got into that position if he hadn't suffered so badly with injuries over his career.

However, his last game, at Kidderminster, saw him blamed publicly by Dean Saunders for allowing too many crosses to come in from that side of the pitch, and now he appears to have paid the price for perhaps being a little too buccaneering in his approach.

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