After buying nobody in January and sending out nine in January including the manager, it hasn’t taken John Carver long to utter the immortal words.

To put a positive spin on the disappointing transfer window, the Head Coach has declared that keeping Moussa Sissoko ‘Is like signing another (new) player’.

I must admit I’d have lost my bet because I thought Carver would have used it first on somebody coming back from injury, so I suspect we will still have that to come as the likes of Siem de Jong creep closer to a first team return.

John Carver;

“I did tell you all that he (Sissoko) wouldn’t be going anywhere, I was confident of that and it is a great boost.

“It’s like signing another player because he’s been big for us.”

That told me he was going nowhere;

“He has been our most consistent player,  giving the team such power and drive going forward. It was important to keep him and I am delighted.”

“He’s been exactly the same, focused on what he has to do, and that was telling me he was going nowhere.”