There have been some rumours circulating today that both Burnley and Stoke are looking to take City’s exciting youngster, Vladimir Weiss on a loan deal. I for one would be extremely annoyed if Hughes decided to loan him out. It would be very naive on his part. Weiss is now past the stage of trying to learn his trade. He is 19 years old and is a regular starter for his country – Slovakia.
We all know that Hughes is very tentative when it comes to substitutions but I think he should be bringing Weiss on with every opportunity he gets. No one will know anything about him and he could come on with 30 minutes left and turn the game by ripping someone apart. He is young and full of confidence and deserves his chance. He terrorized Scunthorpe when he appeared in the Carling Cup.
Also, as much as I love Shauny he has been pretty average over the last couple of games. He has had some small moments of brilliance but they are starting to become less frequent. He is not running at defenders with the same conviction that he used to and he looks tentative on the ball. He was recently criticized in The Mirror for having no passion after putting in a very bad performance for England in Qatar – He is not taking his chances.
I think Hughes should now ease Weiss into the team and then get him starting a few games. This may sound silly but I think he is one of if, not the most exciting young European footballer around. He has waited long enough for a chance and now his time must come.