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Official Squad Confirmation

Official Squad Confirmation

Twitter and other independent Clarets websites have been awash with speculation regarding the squad numbers for the 2012-13 season. The speculation and other published rumoured lists contained a few errors and we can now bring you the official list just announced by the club.

In summary all those players still at the club with squad numbers last season have retained those numbers. Jason Shackell, the new club captain takes over the Number 5 shirt and Sam Vokes takes over Jay Rodriguez Number 9 shirt. All the new boys shirt numbers are highlighted in the list below in bold

Squad 2012-13

01 Lee Grant

02 Kieran Trippier

03 Daniel Lafferty

04 Michael Duff

05 Jason Shackell

06 Chris McCann

07 Ross Wallace

08 Dean Marney

09 Sam Vokes

10 Martin Paterson

11 Junior Stanislas

12 Brian Jensen

14 Danny Ings

15 David Edgar

16 Luke O`Neill

17 George Porter

18 Joseph Mills

20 Marvin Bartley

23 Charlie Austin

26 Keith Treacy

27 Alex MacDonald

28 Kevin Long

30 Jon Stewart

32 Cameron Howieson

33 Steven Hewitt

36 Ben Mee

39 Wes Fletcher

40 Joseph Jackson

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday August 6 2012
Time: 3:45PM

Comments

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Looks quite impressive! Hope we can add a midfielder or two before season kicks off! Hope nobody gets uptight about shirt numbers. Some thought Austin should have got the Number 9 shirt and Ben Mee always looks forlorn amongst the development squad players.
turfmanphil
06/08/2012 15:55:00
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I think certain players prefer specific numbers , i'd think Austen wanted 23 !
Bernie Lee
06/08/2012 18:00:00
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I disagree that it looks impressive, I think we have a squad of less than 20 players, + some unknown quantities. It could be good, but other than Shackell who have we signed that will be a regular starter?
VinRogue
06/08/2012 22:30:00
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According to the Official Barrow AFC web site Joe Jackson and Tom Anderson are due to sign this morning on loan until January.....delete Jackson from above, probably Long and McDonald will go out on loan too. Wes Fletcher and Cammie possibly loans as well so they can get games? Add injuries to Bartley, Pato and possible sick notes for Austin and Ings and we are struggling big style......However if all stay fit, Junior has a blinding season and assists Austin and Ings to score week in week out and who cares if we have a tiny squad.....
VinRogue
07/08/2012 08:06:00
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Blimey and some call me negative!! If we can get a midfielder or two in, I dont think we will be that bad despite my earlier concerns. Our defence looks sorted in abundance and Vokes has boosted the attack providing we can keep hold of Austin. The subs bench is seven this season so some of the those on the periphery might get a chance to shine without going out on loan! We might also have gained a player some thought was in last chance saloon-Treacy!
turfmanphil
07/08/2012 08:59:00
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Not negative, just being realistic, the abundance of defenders is great if they are any good? The attack looks great if they stay fit and how strong is our midfield to cope with a 4 4 2 or will we be playing Austin, Vokes, Ings or Pato up top alone? How good would a 5 man midfield be with Ings Stanislav Wallace McCann and Marney? It could all work out and I hope it does having committed the best part of £2k to watching us this season....however a touch of realism in my above post.
VinRogue
07/08/2012 10:28:00
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I will admit we wont get a good feel for how well we are likely to progress this season until we have had say the first ten games or so under our belt but on paper it doesn't look too bad to me providing we can sort out midfield. The captaincy is the key for me and now we have Shackell who also plays in back four, that could be half the battle
turfmanphil
07/08/2012 11:09:00
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The best teams always start with a good defence. If you don't concede, you can't lose, so for the first time in years (yes, including the promotion season), we look as if we have a shot at not conceding many, then the boys at the front can create the winners - easy!
Mike Mada
07/08/2012 11:47:00
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Good point Mike,have to say I am the most confident I have been about the defence too in many a season! Probably the best defence we had was under Cotts, the sort of Sinclair,McGreal, Cahill era! Our only problem back then was scoring so maybe its not that easy?
turfmanphil
07/08/2012 12:20:00
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Opening game and missing Treacy, Lafferty, Pato, Ings and Vokes, this will show how strong this squad is. Lets see who is on the bench...let alone playing. My guess, Grant, Tripps, Shackell, Duff, Mee, McCann, Marney, Wallace, Stanislav, Porter and Austin. Subs Beast, Edgar, Mills, McDonald + 3 trialists!
VinRogue
10/08/2012 16:43:00
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