Sunday, 3 August 2014

McQuoid surplus to requirements?

Despite the long held desire for Josh McQuoid to fight for his place at AFCB it seems that he has not managed to hold a squad place for the coming season and will now go to Coventry City on loan, according to the Bournemouth Echo. It was going to be an up hill task for him to force his way back into Eddie Howe's plans but Josh played quite a few times over the summer as he regained his fitness and tried to sharpen his aim in front of goal. Looking at the AFCB goal scorers chart though for pre-season you won't see Josh's name among them and with Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson bolstering the team the time seems right for Josh to see if he can play regularly elsewhere.
McQuoid is said to be set to join Coventry on Monday.
Coventry's manager, Steven Pressley has made no secret of his desire to capture McQuoid and it looks like he will have quite a strong AFCB second eleven playing for the sky blues with Allsop and Coulibaly already at the club on loan. Josh's contract will run out in may next year and it would be good for AFCB if they can recoup some money from his sale and the only way that has a chance of happening is if he is playing. Whether it leaves space for another player to come in at AFCB is not known but if anything I would not be surprised if one or two more could still go out on loan.

I think if Howe knows that a player is not going to be a big part of his plans then it is best that they are moved on and by doing that it opens the door for players like Sam Matthews, Josh Wakefield and Josh Carmichael to start trying to get appearances. It is a competitive world and not everyone is going to be able to get into this AFCB team. The signs are that a bit of trimming around the sides might not be such a bad thing.
Josh may leave space for others to come in.

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