As it's County, we all know that Clarke will hit a 30-yard winner today... before limping off and being declared injured for the 28 days Garratt can't be recalled. Jackson will be recalled, even if there's no recall in the contract, and Cowan will be left thinking "I am never again going to let a manager give me the number 3 shirt. NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!"
Regardless of what can be eeked out from the remainder of this season, the creation of a solid spine has clearly started with the signings of Hogan and Maynard. They both fit the more physical profile of the NL and FL and are genuine threats from set-pieces. Add in the experience of games at the level and above, as well as promotion, and they should prove to be astute additions indeed.