We need to remember that we’re not signing 6-7 players come what may this window.
We know, and all the noises seem to agree, what are the most pressing areas so there’s no real need to panic there.
Is there, or should there be blind confidence that we’ll sign 3 top class players this summer?
No. We know the score and have seen it too often to know things are rarely that simple.
I do have confidence that we will a) make decisions with the longer term in mind but also b) if push comes to shove I’m sure we’ll cover the immediate need.
Not signing a good striker was bad enough last season but not signing one at all, even on loan was awful.
I doubt we’ll see that sort of scenario again.
And re shifting players, the only ones that move early in the market are either people who are really wanted or desperate to get away.
Most of ours won’t fall into those groups but I’d be surprised if most of the people we don’t want aren’t moved on, if only in the short term.