We badly missed Howson, that is the clear thing.
Mowatt did ok when he came in and it is unfair in my opinion to single him out after the play off failure.
For Barlaser it's early days, he hasn't set things on fire, has shown some nice passing, but has a long way to go to tie down a first team place for me.
Nakamba at Luton is the type of player I would love us to sign. Absolutely everywhere, wins the ball, has physical presence, so mobile and simple decent passer too.
He's not called Marvellous for nothing.
Sadly I don't think we can get him if Luton go up. If they don't, then he'd be a great loan from Villa, especially if we can't get Archer and/or Ramsey back.
How can he set things on fire when not given a chance, it's ok to accept that Carrick made a massive error.
What did Mowatt set on fire instead? (I keep referencing him because that's who Barlaser should have replaced.)