Come in number three, your time is up!
We have tried Spector, Ilunga and Gabbidon, and all have looked crap. Daprela was sold so that option was lost. Matt Fry is on loan at Charlton and surely wouldn't be if he was up to the job. Ben Haim looked OK but is always injured. Young Brown is meant to be a good prospect but so is Jordan Spence and he can't get near the first team despite being older.
It seems the cupboard is bare at the club so a dependable left back must surely be our primary transfer target in January. But then it should have been last January and in the summer too, and nobody at the club, either under Grant or Zola, seemed to realise.
So, who is out there? Anybody got any suggestions? Wayne Bridge on loan perhaps? I doubt he would want to be so close to the Terry family. Anybody in the Championship? Surely there's somebody with a left foot, half a brain and a bit of pace out there somewhere?