Spending millions in the summer in his attempt to put together a squad capable of running away with the title, it is safe to say things haven’t exactly gone to plan for manager, Garry Monk.
Languishing in mid-table outside of the playoffs, Monk’s side are a long way back from league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the former Leeds boss is facing increasing pressure to deliver an upturn in results.
Talent was acquired from across Europe during the off season, but Monk has failed to unite his squad in the way Nuno Santo has at Wolves, and the next couple of months will serve to define the former Swansea man’s future at the club.
January could be the most important month of his managerial career so far, and his activity in the transfer window will play a significant role in the direction of his side’s season.
Players will come and go, and these two players are at particular risk of being given the boot in the new year…