I guess nobody else knows the academy situation better than he does and he does have a 'degree' of intelligence. Is he any worse than the defenders we already have on show? He could easily pull on the shirt if he feels the need!
All the very best to him and we might see some of the younger crop coming through now too. Again, can they be any worse than the existing lot? I have been reliably informed that there is no body of real quality coming through, but hey, we're not bottom of the league and not yet relegated.
Personally, I thought maybe Craig Hignett might be a good appointment because he likes to play on the grass on the ground as opposed the sky (Not that I expect Artell to follow Davis's lead)