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Charles Reynolds is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in sport and the arts. He writes the Premier League previews for The Independent online and writes regularly for The Sport Review.
Friday 31 January 2014
Main goal: Survival
What they need to secure it: Experience at centre-half and midfield, and more goals. Paul Lambert has been frustrated in his pursuit of Wes Hoolahan, but is trailing Porto’s Steven Defour and Kyle Naughton of Tottenham Hotspur.
How badly do they need to buy: 7/10
What have they actually done?
Ins: Grant Holt (Wigan, loan), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea, loan)
Outs: Stephen Ireland (Stoke, undisclosed), Jordan Graham (Bradford, loan), Michael Drennan (Carlisle, loan)
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