By Dave Langton
David Moyes will have to make a big call over the futures of both Aaron Cresswell and Craig Dawson.
The two defenders both have deals that expire in 2023 and there is a decision to be made over their respective deals.
Both remain key players under Moyes, playing regularly in the backline, but the two are both the wrong side of 30.
Dawson turned 32 in May, while Cresswell will turn 33 in December.
That, of course, is no guarantee that their performances will diminish, with the pair both playing key roles in the club’s form this season.
But Moyes has repeatedly said that he would like to freshen up the squad, especially when it comes to lowering the average age of the squad.
There is a precedent as Angelo Ogbonna will be offered a new one-year deal that he is almost certain to sign, and he is also ageing, but there will be a decision to be made soon enough when it comes to Daws and Cresswell.