Is Hoban still training with us? Might be worth taking him on till the end of the season, he was decent before he got injured.
Pretty mental that most folk are considering Devlin to be the weak link out of him and Taylor also. How times change.
Not sure he's even started yet.....all went very quiet on that front. Even if he is....doubtful he would be ready to play even a reserve match until the start of April. He'd likely really only be truly "match fit" by the time we are into our last 2 or 3 games of our league programme and for the SC final should we make it.
The problem with Hoban long term is that he's used to Watford wages. Obviously he wouldn't be one of their top paid players on northwards of £50k/week but the kind of wages we pay even our top players at around £6-7k/week are likely to be a significant drop to what he is used to. And I'm not sure we would even pay that given his injury history...there aren't too many players around who have snapped both cruciates and returned to playing at all, never mind at a (relatively) high level. If we could punt Devlin somewhere in the summer.....and not covering any of his wages.....then I think Hoban might be worth risking a couple of years on using the wages saved on Devlin. But at that level there are plenty of EFL1 clubs who could easily match or beat that...even a few EFL2 ones. He might be able to fix himself up with one of those clubs that means he doesn't have to move at all, never mind uprooting his family 500 miles north.
Edited by Ten Caat, 03 March 2020 - 09:41 AM.