Yes they need to be treated as first team squad players. There is no reason to suggest they will be treated any other way. It is not in a manager's interest to create a divided camp.yorkshire stag wrote:i think it will depend how they are treated, ie will they be made to train with the kids or be welcomed back into the first team squad, always rated Zander so more than happy if he stays
Equally it is the responsibility of the players to buy into the way DF wants to play. If they are true professionals they will.
As Rio Ferdinand said he did not like the way Erickson wanted him to play. But he wanted to play for England so he gave it his best efforts.