Why why why, would Gordon Greer want to leave Swindon to join Brighton, let alone Wilson want to sell the club captain?
Greer signed last summer on a free transfer with a 2 year contract, and is only 12 months into a very successful stint at the County Ground. Gordon is set to sign a 3 year deal at Brighton following a £250,000 fee being agreed between the clubs.
This explains the reasoning behind Danny Wilson’s comments in the Adver this morning, urging Sean Morrison to “come to the fore” as it is going to be ” a big season for him (Sean)”. All because Greer was certain to leave Swindon and to ‘big up’ the abilities and opportunity of an existing squad player.
With Greer leaving we are definitely very short of experience in the centre of defence. Scott Cuthbert is only just 23 and as for the others; Sean Morrison is 19 and Will Evans is 18 and in his first year as a professional.
Given Wilson’s comments, perhaps we shouldn’t be expecting any signing to replace Gordon, which I believe would be a mistake. Instead Wilson looks to spend at Glasgow Celtic, bringing in Paul Caddis, a right back to compete with Anankwaah and Thompson, and the return of midfielder Simon Ferry.
Of course we never had one of the strongest defences last season anyway, but losing Greer without any notable replacement is a recipe for disaster. Although I hope I’m proven wrong!
Greer will be saved from the inevitable crowd reaction at opening home game against Brighton on the 7th August, as he will be serving a 2 match ban.
It’s sad to see Greer go. He leaves the club with one memory that stood out, his last gasp header to get the equaliser against Norwich City, fantastic moment I will never forget.
Anyway… good luck Gordon, but why?