My point was more I can see the age argument if you’re talking about someone around the age of say Redman, but I don’t think it holds water when we talk about McNiece.
Personally not sure which is the better option. McNiece is probably pacier and has great disposal. Bags before his knee was no slouch though and his disposal was above average too. I’d probably back Bags in at the start of the season, if it’s not working out you have McNiece there as a semi-ready made replacement.
Probably something we need to look at development wise is another small defender or two given McGrath probably won’t be playing that role very much going forward. Not much depth there.