Interesting that he quotes we only have a squad of 13 when you consider we know these will be there barring being sold:-
Carson, Bogle, Wisdom, Malone, Forsyth, Lowe, Keogh, Evans, Davies, Shinnie, Holmes, Lawrence, Jozefzoon, Bennett, Huddlestone, Marriott, Waghorn.
Add to that the younger lades that have played or featured in squad: Thomas, Bird, MacDonald, Knight, Sibley, Ravas, Tyree Wilson, Elsnik, Mitchell-Lawson, McAllister, Jonathan Mitchell.
Then the exciles: Thorne, Martin, Anya.
Hopefully, he is just getting into a good negotiating position with Mel, to argue for more experience.
For me we need to strengthen Keeper, a CB, Two in midfield and wingers (depending on formation)