Was it the right decision?

Last updated : 29 January 2009 By Dane Vincent

Returning?: McParland has stated that he would love to bring Forte back to the Lane.
Having released four fringe players, the Magpies are left with a squad of just 20, of which four are sidelined through injury.

Following Michael Edwards' withdrawal against Rochdale on Tuesday night, the team is down to the bare bones.

Down to only 16 fit players, it means that everyone is guaranteed a spot in the match day squad - hardly competition for places.

The January transfer window is due to slam shut at midnight on Saturday night, meaning that time is quickly ticking away for Ian McParland to bring in fresh faces.

So far - Jamie Clapham and John Thompson aside - attempts to bring in new blood to strengthen the team have failed.

It's a risky game considering the amount of players that have had to spend extended periods in the medical room up to this point.

NCM wants to find out whether fans think that releasing the out-of-favour quadrant was the best thing to do.

It is highly likely that the decision could come back to bite hard in the short-term if the management team are unsuccessful in landing their targets.

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