I think the OP is on to something here. We just stick the new players on the bench and keep them there, week after week. That way the feel good factor from new signings lives on, the sense of anticipation will grow and grow and they can't ever disappoint. Great new strategy.
Sorry lads, that lack of a win yesterday is on me.
I stopped Andy on his way up to the gantry yesterday. Told him it was my job to check whether he'd spoken with the players again and that, if not, I was to send him back and not let him in until he had done so. He had a chuckle, then dropped his shoulder and was passed me in a flash. He's still got it.