Snowflake RoyalHendo Not too fussed with this, comes across well in his interview, it’s only for a year and sounds like he actually wants to be a leader and for someone for the kids can come to for advice.
I still think it's a stupid signing because we need people to play and he's unlikely to manage to start 10 games let alone 40
But if he can be available to play regularly at a decent level, he's a good signing. And he does come across extremely well in his interview.
But if those 10 starts allow us to rest an Olise, Holsgrove, Swift or A.N.Other player to ensure they are not getting over cooked at an early age or risking an injury on a fragile body?
What if they allow us to play a more effective version of the 3-5-2 (or 5-3-2) we played at Norwich/Bristol last season by forming a strong base in front of 3 CBs that allows the full back to bomb on and pick up his long balls from deep?
What if he is also able to impart his experience of playing in the PL and at 2 big clubs?
If he bombs, he bombs - in 12 months he's gone and we never speak of him again, he'll have cost comparative peanuts and not really held anyone back but if he succeeds, it could have a massively positive impact on the squad and team.