No way back for Iron!

Haksa2Robert Snodgrass is locked into a season-long loan at Aston Villa with no January window release clause leaving boss David Moyes to struggle with his current right sided issues.

Slaven Bilic’s regime allowed the £8 million signing to be loaned out to the Championship club where he has since become an instant hit with crowd demands for him to be permanently signed growing.

With Sofiane Feghouli also allowed to move and with Michail Antonio now injured, the club have no natural right sided winger – as highlighted in an earlier story today on the site.

It has now been been confirmed  by a club insider to CandH there is no release clause in the Snodgrass loan arrangement meaning David Moyes may need to look at his two rapidly emerging right sided youngsters Nathan Holland and Sead Hakšabanović (pictured above in Carabao Cup action against Spurs).

Holland joined the club from Moyes’ former club Everton and the young Swede arrived in a £2.5 million deal. Both d have been in sparkling form for the Under 23s along with a further option Martin Samuelsen.

However, the manager may also be looking at transfer window options for what has the appearance of a problem position following summer departures and Antonio’s current injury and sometimes emergency use through the middle when fit

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6 comments on “No way back for Iron!

  1. Are people forgetting Ayew?
    Are people forgetting that Byram can play there as well? Or is he injured?
    What about playing lanzini on the right? Arnie on the left, Carroll and Ayew up top.. in a 442?
    There are other options.

  2. he threw a paddy when being subbed before halftime a few weeks back,

  3. should have kept Feghouli

    • Agree the bear & I was a fan of his good attitude made some good shots & was worth way more then the £4m we sold him for.
      But then to loan out Snodgrass w no bring back option tho Bilic didn’t see him as RWer that was is natural position.
      Said it before seems like we bought players just bc with no real plan of how to fit them in & sold too many before got in replacements.
      Yes Byram can play at RW so might see him thoni don’t think we have but he did play there at Leeds. I def don’t think Mirallas is the answer in Jan. I like him but younger players please.
      And Ayew could play right wing but would argue his best position is secondary striker right now.
      Of course Arnie can play there as well but rarely does.
      Like above I think we just bought players with no real plan bc of name & pedigree this past summer.
      I think had we kept Feggo or Got in another younger RWer (bc no stand outs in youth Either & Holland likes LW but injured hammy) to have in case Antonio was injured would have been smart & better for Ant too bc he seems to get rush backed even last season.
      But Byram made do a good job at RM think I would put him their over Fernandes have to see what Moyes does…. Of course Fernandes as been played every minus GK…

      • Yeah just read that about Holland’s hamstring shame he got injured, Moyes has just put up an article on the official site saying that he hopes to keep the u23’s training with the full squad and that a couple of the other unmentioned u23’s have caught his eye, maybe Cullen might be one of them who knows…

  4. I think we dodged a bullet letting Snod go to Villa. He is just not good enough for this level. Yes he looks good in the Championship because that’s where he should be. At Hull and Leeds he got noticed as he was doing well but IMO he has been found out trying to move up to the next level.
    I would like to see Samuelson & Byram be given more opportunities out on the right. I think i heard that Byram is injured right now but there is also the option of bringing Martinez in to play up front With Ayew & Caroll and let Ayew and Martinez swap duties during the match of playing on the RW. It’s not going to be long before Antonio is back and then we certainly won’t need Snod. I don’t see Fernandes playing there, not strong enough. he’s got a touch on him but a winger he is not.

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