GARY Bowyer has got some very tough decisions to make before naming his starting line-up for tomorrow’s match against Wigan.

I’m sure he will not enjoy telling certain players they are not going to be picked or are going to be left out.

But in the back of his mind he will know it’s a good position to be in – a position I’m sure he would have loved to have been in before the Wolves game last time out.

After a few injuries he was down to the bare bones with just 16-18 senior players to choose from.

But with the three new boys coming in he now has more strength in depth and more players who can come in and do a job.

It’s a headache, no doubt.

But it is one of the nice variety ahead of what is going to be four really tough matches.

Maybe not Fulham, but Wigan, Derby and Watford are teams who should be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

How many points should we be looking for? Call it pie in the sky but I’d say nine from 12.

Would I be happy with six? I’m not sure really.

As long as we don’t lose two of these next four, that will be the main thing.

As I say, Wigan, Derby and Watford look strong contenders so these are the type of games you really don’t want to lose.

If you’re going to be in a relegation fight you’ve got to beat the teams around you – and it’s the same if you want to try and go up, like Blackburn do.

So while it is still early in the season, it would be good to take points off Wigan, Derby and Watford.

If we can beat them it could knock their confidence and send them on a run where they don’t win many matches.  Who knows?

But what I do know is that we’ve got to say to all three, ‘you’re coming to our place, so let’s show you what we can do’.

We’ve got to have a go at them, try and score the first goal, and make them come out and attack us.

That way you can get more chances and, with the attacking players Gary has got to pick from, I’m sure we could make the most of them.