With pre-season effectively starting tomorrow and the transfer window officially opening, attention now turns on how Sam Allardyce goes about integrating his news signings into the squad.

So far, so good as far as new signings are concerned, but who at the club already should be compromised for a new face next season?

So we’ve put together a list of FIVE players we think should form the spine of Sam Allardyce’s starting XI next season. Of course, the other six aren’t all going to be new signings, but as star players go, these guys should be the first on the team sheet each week…

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Winston Reid