Primus doesn't look likely to feature again, which makes central defensive cover a priority. If we can extend Cranie until the end of the season I'd take him as he can double in the middle if necessary. McEveley has been a success and appears to be finished at Derby. A new manager there might change that, but if not, then I'd happily see him made more permanent.
Midfield is an absolute priority. We need some legs and mouth. Hard to identify someone we can afford who might make the switch; maybe another player (a la Bailey) from League One could do the job but I don't know enough about it (yet) to suggest anyone. We have to compete in midfield to protect our defence and support our attack much more than we have been capable of so far this season.
The other must is a striker. Our current options are so basic it's untrue. Andy Gray plays the whole 90 minutes in the shadow of whomever is marking him. Todorov doesn't look like he can do more than 20 minutes (or else he has upset someone at the club) . Dickson and Fleetwood have been judged unworthy and Waghorn is an apprentice. We will go down if we can't score more goals.
Ideally we should not take anymore loans but we might have to in order to get the quality of player we need and also to give us the flexibility we need in the event that we are relegated.
2009 can only match 2008 if we go down and bomb to the bottom of League One - a distinct possibility if nothing changes. Happy New Year!