Wednesday 28 January 2015

What now for Dan Potts?

West ham's apparent capture of Stephen Hendrie from Hamilton suggests that the club are thinking ahead to the future - an aspect of planning that has not been to the fore during Big Sam's reign. However, the impressive performances of Aaron Cresswell - who can add 'not injury prone' to his fast feet, willingness to get forward and classy delivery attributes, makes one wonder what the signing of a promising left back means for our existing squad?

Young Dan Potts has impressed on the occasions he has been given an opportunity to shine. However, despite his excellent attitude and discipline, his relative lack of physical prowess has been a recurring consideration that has impeded his progress under Big Sam.

With the adaptable Joey O'Brien always available to fill any defensive gap that appears, the omens are not good for young Potts. Moreover, with Cresswell having nailed down the left back berth, one wonders if Hendrie will be happy to play understudy?

Progress is good but there are casualties along the way. With Pott's contract expiring in the Summer, there will undoubtedly be some interesting developments ahead.


  1. Jamie Harney and Danny Whitehead have been released most likely this will follow in the nest few weeks. Danny Potts, Seb Lletget, Paul McCallum, Lewis Page, Taylor Tombides, Josh Cullen, Blair Tugott, Matthias Fanimo, Kieran Sadlier, Raphael Spiegel, Moses Makasi, Nathan Mavila, Amos Nasha and Sam Westley.

  2. Big Sam hasn't had the funds.....Up until now to plan for the future.
    I trust that if any of our young players were GOOD Enough they would be seen to save the club money and either be in the team or very close to it.
    Idiot aspersions about the mass releasing of players isn't clever or funny.
    What some supporters need to focus on in particular is that, have any of the players released within the last few years, come back to haunt the manager or the club???
    Well there you go, Nothing to see here!

  3. Fair point...Stanislas, Nouble, Hall et al are hardly terrifying prospects to play against...


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