|slowerball added 21:50 - Feb 20|
A better performance than Tuesday, but it's a low bar. Talk of players not being match fit, appreciate that but our attitude to cup comps, player rotation and our awful injury record doesn't help at all. How can players get match fit if being swapped constantly? Better at CB today, Wilson just ahead of Nsiala in my ratings. But, without Edwards - albeit unfit and not in form anyway - our creativity is lacking. Bennetts was skilling himself at times, clumsy and too many step-overs, he didn't really creative anything, certainly not enough. Parrott - too many errors. Norwood, not 100% fit but our best option. People knock his finishing, as a lower league striker he'll need more chances, that we don't create, but his running, movement and physicality make him perfect for League 1. He gets in better positions than any of our other strikers. Dozzell and Bishop.... they did okay, they are okay. That is all. Mick Mills liked what he saw, so what do I know. But add Downes and even Skuse and McGavin and we seem to have more defensive midfielders than most clubs. Judge was okay I guess, but most were. Kenlock getting better to be fair, Chambers not as awful as normal. Holy made a good save, his distribution better than usual. Sears, Harrop (who made an important block) and Drinan.... 5 subs means that the line up can be freshened up, but it's always 75 mins when Lambert makes a change, and I don't know about anyone else, not inspiring. Getting a draw at home against Oxford and being happy... I'm struggling with this new reality. And I'll take a draw against Hull right now.