As 2010 draws to a close there is an increase in transfer activity and speculation around Filbert Way.
Possibly the most surprising announcement this morning was the proposed loan move for Martyn Waghorn to QPR. The 20 year old Wearsider has not been able to secure a first team place since his signing at the end of the August transfer window. This has not been helped by his dip in form this season which is in complete contrast to the contribution that he made during last season’s play-off finish. Waghorn has also been pushed further down the pecking order since the arrivals of Vassell and Bendnar.
Also leaving will be the injury-prone Chris Kirkland who heads back to Wigan on the back of a disastrous loan spell which has been blighted by a back injury and mediocre performances between the posts.
Michael Morrison is the subject of transfer speculation with Sheffield Wednesday leading the way to secure his signature for a permanent move to Hillsborough. Morrison has been unable to hold a place down this season and with the possible arrival of Sol Bamba, a centre-half from Hibs, Morrison may be better off leaving if he is to enjoy regular first team football. Sol Bamba is an Ivory Coast international and therefore a player that is known to Sven Goran Eriksson. He is 25 years old and would likely command a £250,000 fee if Hibs were to agree the sale.
Anyone that has witnessed City’s away form recently will be pleased with the news that the squad is going to be ‘refreshed’ and the sooner the better.