Bertie Bassett wrote:I really don't get the point of loan players unless they are better than what we have - surely they are loaned out to get game time & if that is the case they need to be better than the guys already here.
Have to agree 100%. We saw the case several times last season with our players being kept on the bench whist we were playing loanee's that were barely any improvement on what we had already. The notable exceptions to that were obviously Hardie and possibly Penrice.
This season obviously Brown has been highlighted as a player for a position where we already have significant cover. Maybe the parent club are playing all of his wages but if that's so I would imagine they were expecting him to play a certain number of games. McMillan in particular has shown glimpses of becoming a really good squad player; its hardly fair to keep him out for someone who's being developed on behalf of another club.
Kaja is one I would probably argue for; although we have several wingers; whenever he's come on he's managed to really shake things up (bit like Josh Mullen used to do in his early days before going off the boil with all the paper talk). He does seem to have a lot more impact coming on as a substitute as opposed to starting so can easily co-exist with Lawless and Cadden.
Not sure about Burns but was shaken when I looked on his twitter account to see he was celebrating getting his exam results in (2A* and an A level) - makes you remember how young these kids really are (coming from a guy who will be getting his concession season ticket in 2022).