To me, one of the most exciting parts of a new version of Football Manager means perusing the new database: uncovering hidden gems, building them up and then wreaking strikerless havoc with them.
It’s pretty safe to state that I spend a lot of time scouting and building up knowledge of the database. I used to be one of those kids who wrote entire shortlists on a notepad that was lying beside the computer, so I always had entire shadow lists of potential recruits, just in case one of my first-teamers was sold.
So far, I have found a fair few decent players. I have compiled a little shortlist for you to download and use.