Worth rolling the clock back to a week or so back; to when the gaffer was still hoping to bring in his fifth loan signing before the 'emergency' window shut till the New Year.
?I'm waiting on a phone call today that I'm hoping is his permission to sign another player,? said Glenn, fresh from bagging Matty Pattison and Mo Camara.
He then added a few more details to a deal that never, quite, happened.
?That'll be a young-ish player,? said Roeder, at the time. ?Proved where he's come from – with a point to prove where he's come from because he's been bought for very good money.
?And he's not quite been able to break through. And if I can get him, I'd like to think that he'll be able to come here and say: 'You bought me for good money; you haven't played me too much; I'll show you… you should have played me more…'
?And we'll get the benefit of that at Norwich. And that's the kind of player that I'm looking for.?
And, as ever, it was one of those players that we all started to look for too. Poking under this stone and that; David Nugent being one of the names that did the rounds.
Now, however, and you can't help but wonder whether Izale McLeod might not fit that bill after the News Of The World on Sunday had the one-time MK Dons striker Norfolk-bound this January.
Depends, of course, on what you think is very good money; and what you think is ?young-ish?.
Well, 23 is certainly ?young-ish?. Not a kid, but not old either.
Good money? Well, ?1.1 million is pretty good money – certainly by Championship standards as the Birmingham-born striker left MK Dons this summer for The Valley.
?Proved himself where he was…? Well, 54 goals from 116 league appearances for the Dons is a one-in-two return. Or as near as.
And has yet to be given much of a chance where he now is..? Well, the lad's only made one Championship start so far this season and with Chris Iwelumo just winning the division's Player of the Month award for November, McLeod is going to be left trying to prise a starting berth out of Luke Varney's hands.
So far, he's had no more joy than the odd late substitute's appearance. That strikes me as someone who's not quite been able to break through.
Yeh, one to watch come the New Year.
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