In the summer Oxford United lost Chey Dunkley to Wigan Athletic, Phil Edwards, Chris Maguire and Joe Skarz to Bury. Conor McAleny went to Fleetwood Town, John Lundstram to Sheffield United, Liam Sercombe to Bristol Rovers and on transfer deadline day Middlesbrough brought in Marvin Johnson for an estimated £3 million.
Michael Appleton packed his bags to arrive in Leicester to become Craig Shakespeare`s number 2. Is it the right career path for the highly rated Appleton?
It was a huge summer of upheaval for Darryl Eales who appointed Pep Clotet to be Mapp`s successor. We brought in Fiacre Kelleher, Ricardinho, Mike Williamson, Xemi Fernandez, Jon Obika, James Henry, Jack Payne, Alex Rowett, Gino Van Kessel, Agon Mehmeti and Dwight Tiendalli.
Ricardinho is fast becoming a fans favourite with his calmness on the ball. For a Brazilian in a foreign country and in league 1 he`s adapted so well. Can he remain injury free? I have been impressed by Mike Williamson and Joe Rothwell although Robbie Hall`s defensive play has been admirable. He`s scored 4 goals in 8 games so far. Has he come out of Chris Maguire`s shadow?
Will Ryan Ledson break his goal duck in the next few weeks? We will see.
On to Walsall on Saturday afternoon.
Come On You Yellows.