Seth Struggles For Return
It seems a million years ago when Seth made his first, and only, appearance for England (and so nearly scoring) and the £7million to the then high flying Leeds as since then his career has been on a bit of a downer. Injuries at Leeds saw him 'flop' and he took a bulk of the blame for inept management at the Yorkshire.
In the past couple of years he's tried to rebuild his career back at Derby in the Championship but dodgey knees have probably put pay to any hopes he had of returning to the Premiership. This summer, after playing a huge part in Derby's promotion to the Premiership, he was released by Billy Davies.
He was in line for a contract extension on the condition his injuries didn't return before the new season - but during the play-off final he was taken off with a all to familiar injury.
His release sparked major interest with the world and his wife linked - Dario, though, was the first to say Seth wouldn't be back at Gresty Road following the signings of Schumacher and Bopp.
It was in fact Hull City who took the plunge and offered Seth a deal subject to a medical, but the medical was a major stumbling bock. His injury required surgery and it soon became apparent that the surgery would keep him out till Christmas - at least. Hull obviously dropped their interest immediately. Seth now faces months out, without a club to see over his recovery.
It makes you wonder if Johnson will eventually find his way back to Gresty Road? A large number of ex-players have been offered the facilities at Reaseheath, players ranging from Rob Jones to Rodney Jack - David Platt even spent a couple of weeks helping out on the training ground.
And if there was ever one player to be welcomed back, it would have to be Seth. The son of Crewe Alexandra, a player who epitimises Dario's reign at the club. I would not be surprised to see Seth make a return to Reaseheath before long, and I would love to see him back.
He may not be the player he once was but he's not completely lost it. He put in some fantastic performances for Derby at the end of last season and he would make the difference to any team in League One.
Last season we were crying out for a player of his calibre - maybe we've fixed that with Schumacher but should, come Christmas, we are, yet again, being over run in midfield there should be only one player to turn to. Even if we can only get 23 games out of his knees per season, it's better than 46 from 90% of the midfielders in this league.
Whatever happens; here's hoping Seth will make a quick recovery and will have himself sorted sooner rather than later.
But the question remains...
Would you take Seth back?