We'll only know in the next few months if it was the right decision or not.
If we're experiencing a CB crisis in November, and we're losing games we would've otherwise won, the recruitment strategy at CB is going to look pretty fucking bad.
If we get to January with no CB injuries, and then get Zouma for £20m, Brands is going to look like even more of a genius.
I still insist that we needed to get cover though. No excuse for not getting one reasonable quality CB in on loan, to cover for now.