The loan signing of Kaspars Gorkšs won’t set pulses racing but could prove important.
Back-to-back Championship title triumphs with QPR and Reading should at least breed confidence.
And of course some would argue that any change would be a positive move.
He seems to be very much in the mould of our other centre backs though. Dean Saunders said:
“He is strong, brave and no-nonsense who will put his head in which is what we need.”
I’d argue that description applies to our incumbent defenders, but who knows, perhaps he’ll do it better?
As with all signings you can’t make a proper judgment until you’ve seen him play. Good luck to him.
Here are few snippets from a Reading Forum to warm the cockles:
“Gorkss is a beast in the Championship, not quite up to PL. Keep if we go down, sell if we stay up. Would be an excellent signing for any Championship side.”
“Wish him luck. Amazing for us last year.”
“Love him. Great player at that level and a decent guy too, but Wolves is a dirty stain on his CV.”
“Good luck to him, good move for all parties.”
The consensus seems to be that he was impressive last season, but was found out in the Prem.
There’s reportedly a fee agreed to make the signing permanent in the summer and Saunders considers him the first piece of his jigsaw.
What do you think?