Tony Pulis has constructed a functional side that now has the option of playing a bit of football. Not that I have seen too much of that on my visits to the Britannia Stadium this season.
In fairness, I’ve watched them play the so-called “Big Boys”, so I can understand them being direct, but what they don’t need to do is lose Ryan Shawcross.
Shawcross was signed from Manchester United and Fergie has regretted selling him ever since. He’s strong and harder than Jonny Evans, and is better in the air. He would have been playing quite a bit at Old Trafford by now.
He would definitely be tempted by a move, and Tony Pulis will scrap to hold on to him until at least the summer, but Shawcross is one of those rare footballers who are of a decent quality and available for the Champions League.
POSSIBLE OUTS: Ryan Shawcross, Tuncay Sanli