I know the boy wasn't always starting for Notts County a division down from the Championship, but sometimes you have to take a chance and give young players their head. I'm convinced that Sears was screwed up by the bits and pieces roles he was given by Zola and that the development of both Stanislas and Hines was hindered by denying them a run in the team. Somewhere along the line, a manager has to back his judgement and say to a young player, "You're good enough so you're playing"; and if he has a bad game or two, you stick with him.
Montano oozes potential. A couple of his goals for Notts County were out of the top drawer and the boy impressed in pre season friendlies. Most importantly, he is a solution to the 4-3-3 dilemma because he is a natural on the left and has an eye for a goal. To accommodate him, Taylor would have to be moved back to left back or into centre midfield. My latest attempt to solve the selection conundrum would be:
O'Brien, Tomkins, Faye, Taylor
Noble (or Diop)
Collison, Lansbury, Montano
Carew (or Cole)
Subs: Faubert, Reid, Carew (or Cole), McCartney, Boffin