FM20 Barrow (Ep 6: December)

Another undefeated month! Admittedly again it wasn’t smooth sailing as we seem to be struggling to score goals at the moment despite dominating games. December was a busy month for us with a game every 3-4 days, this lead to us rotating the squad a lot and not being able to field the same XI for most games.

Unfortunately for us Scott Quigley seems to have fallen slightly out of form, and none of our other strikers have stepped up to the plate. I’m especially disappointed in Luca Navarro who we signed in the summer, don’t get me wrong the lad is still young but he just isn’t doing the business.

Despite all of this we currently sit top of the league as it appears that the once unstoppable Ebbsfleet have fallen out of form losing a few consecutive games.

Off the pitch now and we drew League One Portsmouth in the FA Cup and Notts County in the FA Trophy, two very difficult games.

We also received a preview of our next youth intake and it isn’t a good sign, it seems we have 2-3 players who may make squad players but outside of that nothing.

Thanks to this crap intake, it seems like we are going to have to have a fairly busy January window as we look to maintain our challenge for the league. Im going to look to terminate the loans of Olly Dyson and Oliver Greaves as for they aren’t justifying the money we are paying them, id much prefer to stick some of our youngsters on the bench/reserves. Im also going to see if I can get any interest in Luca Navarro, the young lad could turn out to be brilliant, but as a false nine he doesn’t fit our style and he’s one of our high earners.

Therefore our transfer targets this month are going to be some Leeds youngsters as we can get them for free and they will fill out the squad, with the hopeful Navarro money we can reinvest if a good player becomes available.

Player of the Month

This months winner is Jack Hindle, the right winger has scored six goals in as many games this month, which moves him alongside Quigley as our top scorer. He’s averaged an 8.9 rating this month and has stepped up when others form has dipped.

Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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