Monday, 29 August 2011

Leon Cort joins the firm

Addicks fans have been calling for central defensive reinforcements. Today, Chris Powell and the Board have answered the call by recruiting Carl Cort's younger brother, the 31 year old Leon on a season's loan from Burnley.

I can't profess to having seen much of Cort but his career is littered with clubs where he hasn't really made it. Barring a stint at Southend from 2001 to 2004 when he made 137 appearances , he managed 86 at Hull, 49 at Palace, 44 at Stoke, 19 at Burnley and 13 on loan at Preston last year. 

 We don't really need a fifth centre-half unless there's a serious chance that he will play his way into the side. Maybe the thinking is that Cort could excel at this level and will get a first-team chance? Otherwise, he's competing for a space on the bench with Doherty. Yado Mambo must be wondering if his time will ever come.

If there's anymore transfer business to be done, it must be for a striker and I would love to see a loan signing of someone surplus to requirements at a Premier League club. Having been appointed manager at Bradford City, Phil Parkinson looks to be targeting Paul Benson which might give us the spur for increasing the quality up front. Fingers crossed.

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