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Penney for your thoughts?

Penney for your thoughts?

It is only a whisper just now but Doncaster manager Dave Penney is being increasingly touted as a possible replacement for Craig Levein.

Personally I think all talk of a change of manager at Leicester is premature.

At the very least fans should wait to see who we sign when the January transfer window opens and then how those signings affect results.

I still want Levein to succeed and believe that he can. I am convinced he is laying sound foundations. But he has to start putting some bricks on those foundations.

And, if he continues to select people who don't deserve to be in the team then he'll be committing a form of managerial suicide and no-one will be able to save him.

My immediate concern, apart from our precarious position in the table, is that we only have 14 players who I definitely believe have a future in the team, 16 if you count Dion Dublin and Mark DeVries until the end of the season.

It is a pathetically thin squad made worse by having two or three players for certain positions (midfield/centre-half) and one or none for others (right wing/left-back).

Nothing I've seen so far convinces me that Douglas, Sylla, Johansson or Tiatto should be in the side, for various reasons. Many fans have said they feel the same.

That leaves the following as selection credibles: Henderson, Maybury, Stearman, Dublin, McCarthy, Gerrbrand, Sheehan, Hughes, Gudjonsson, Williams (now he's woken up), Kisnorbo (benefit of the doubt so far), Wesolowski, Morris (only presumably because I've never seen him play), Smith, Hammond, Hume, DeVries, Chambers and just possibly Hammill because we're short of wingers.

That is 19 players. But of those, Hammill (unconvincing), DeVries (slow) and Dublin (reaching veteran stage) hardly look likely long term choices and Morris (injuries) and Kisnorbo (poor form so far) may also fail to shine.

Both the numbers and the imbalance in the squad has to be rectified in January and the replacements need to be definite first team material not just people with potential.

We also need to offload the dead wood and fast.

Let's hope Levein comes up trumps because January will be a milestone month in Leicester City's history one way or, fate forbid, the other.



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Date:Wednesday December 28 2005
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