Hopefully not the liquidation sale

Andy Munro assesses the Blues squad at the end of a traumatic season.

With the CEO now thankfully departed it’s perhaps worth taking a look at the Blues squad and who should be kept, let go or allowed out on loan next season. Here’s my take.

Neil Etheridge: Apart from the occasional blooper a very decent keeper. Keep.

Andres Prieto: Made Lee Camp look a safe pair of hands so if we can agree a compromise pay-off on his ridiculous three year contract. Let go.

Connal Trueman: Not quite made the grade. Let go.

Zak Jeacock: Worth grooming as a number two. Keep.

Maxime Colin/Kristian Pedersen/Marc Roberts/Harlee Dean: Generally our first choice back four. Keep.

Steve Seddon: Certainly more than decent when we play wing-backs. Keep

Jake Clarke-Salter. Never quite made an impression. Let go.

Yan Valery: Showed nothing special. Let go.

Josh Dacres-Cogley: Never fulfilled his early potential. Let go.

George Friend: Good influence and classy despite his age. Keep.

Nico Gordon: Showed enough to be worth a punt in the matchday squad. Keep.

Mikel San Jose: Never did enough consistently. Let go.

Adam Clayton: Promising start but petered out to mediocre. Let go.

Ivan Sunjic: Never worth the money we paid but a decent scrapper. Keep.

Gary Gardner: Probably the midfield pick. Keep.

Rekeem Harper: Too many average performances. Let go.

Ryan Stirk: Showed his mettle in a difficult last two games and worth including in the matchday squad. Keep.

Jeremy Bela: Very skilful but too often a poor final product. Let go.

Amari Miller: An undoubted talent but showed he’s not quite ready during the end of season run-in. Loan.

Ivan Sanchez: Top quality. Keep.

Jon Toral: Never recaptured his previous form and injury prone. Let go.

Alen Halilovic: Absolute quality if a little inconsistent. Keep.

Riley McGree: Versatile, with plenty of energy and worth a punt unless he’s recalled by his parent club. Keep.

Jonathan Leko: In view of lee Bowyer’s influence let’s hope for a marked improvement but he’s now skating on thin ice. Keep.

Sam Cosgrove: Currently looks a bit of a poor man’s Peter Crouch but we’re never going to get our £2 million back so let’s see if he progresses. Keep.

Scott Hogan/Lukas Jutkiewicz: Still the natural first choices up front. Keep.

One to watch: Young centre forward Josh Andrews, a real talent. Keep.

That’s about nineteen worth keeping and eleven out of the door, which should help the wage bill!