Did a job for us and offered something a bit different. Good luck to him he's always been prepared to move to get playing time. I look forward to future signings to get some idea of what Evans is aiming at.
This will sound stupid so bear with me to the end.
Hanlan is not a goalscorer. There I said it.
If we judge his contribution on goals scored then he would be released. He causes havoc with his pace and stamina, though he just doesn't do anything with it. He is more of an Andy Barcham than a Cody McDonald.
I think he needs be turned into a wide player where he can use that pace.
Akinde needs a different partner next season because Hanlan is not a goal scorer.
A bit disappointed with this in that both Mandron and Charles-Cook looked like they had a bit about them that could be developed. Replacements will need to have similar promise as we’re unlikely to be competing for the finished article.
Err, I don’t think we offered Mandron a contract or were outbid exactly. As mentioned above, he’ll probably be first choice there. Very unlikely to be in our starting X1 so good on him wanting to play rather than have an easy time.
If you are referring to Max signing for Rovers, please have a quick look at their current circumstances. You seem to think any player should think we are way above them in stature and wages. I don’t think we offered Max a contract, but if we did he’d be silly to turn down their offer.
He looked good in some games but then didn't produce in others when given a start. Not sure he ever got given a run of games for whatever reason. If Mandrons decision is based solely on playing time then fair do's, if it's based on our financial offer or where he sees us compared to Crewe then I'm slightly concerned.
The rebuilding job for SE getting bigger by the day.
Edit: SE confirmed yesterday OSK that both Mandron and Hanlon had now both been offered contracts.
Always felt Mandron could cause problems for the opposition. Not shocked to be honest. But we could do worse .Be interesting to see how he does at Crewe. I would imagine he will play a fair bit more .Good signing for them.Definitely worth a punt.Only time will tell if this was the right call for us or them.The fact that Akindie and Mandron were unlikely to partner each other on a regular basis will possibly be a factor.
If Hanlan and Mandron are to leave hopefully we will get a talented young forward on a permanent contract and a slightly more developed loanee who can cover the position until the new lad is ready to take over.Signing a established goalscorer at league one or even two is almost certainly out of the question.