I have been following my old club Walsall F.C this season and seeing how the new manager will be able to cope with the situation of working under Jeff Bonser, I worked under him when I was Walsall manager a few years ago, it was very hard work as I had to work on a very small budget, so I was looking at the test of Craig's start of managerial life.
Luckily for him that Sir Alan Sugar brought the club just before the start of the season, which gave him plenty of money to spend to get Walsall out of SkyBet League One, I have been looking at what players he has been interested in and the signing of striker Johnny Russell from Dundee United was a big coup for this little midlands club, He has been prolific for Walsall this season scoring 15 goals so far this season in his debut season in League One. Also the new capture of fellow striker Michael Chopra to bring in the experience in higher league with Newcastle, and playing for newly promoted Cardiff City.
I have seen that Walsall have just beaten Carlisle in a tight game, It now sees them sitting in 7th place in League One and only one
point away from the SkyBet League One playoffs, I think they have what it takes to play with the big boys in the top 6 and I really think that they can win the play-offs and go back into the Championship, I think they will also need to let go of deadwood and a few players as he has a big squad since signing so many players to bolster his squad for this season.
I think the capture of Anthony Vanden Borre from Anderlecht is a massive signing for Walsall as I have been looking at this versatile player for many years, and I think he can do a good job playing in League One/Championship. Also I think that Nakhi Wells deserves a chance to start a few more games as he has been working hard in training, But I think a move away from Walsall next season will do him better, I feel Walsall overpaid for him at the start of the season.