I think what it revealed is how well we have over achieved in past games and the need for this squad to mature and adapt as players and a team. Chris covered it quite well when he indicated the team thought they would turn up, keep shape and quickly knock the ball around and come out winners. What happened was a slow start and aggressive response which could have seen us reduced to 10 men. The shape, press, passing and movement was poor and let’s not discuss finishing.
I agree with Chris and think recent results had given them a false sense of belief.
With time the squad is capable of competing top table but not top two and certainly no where near premier status.
Given the unpredictability of the championship this year we should win more then we loose and I believe we have a good chance of a play offs.
This is what me and son were saying last night. All bar the defenders could be replaced on Saturday. I exclude defenders as we don't have like for like.
If based on form I would go
Balogon for Sporar
Watmore for Connolly
Payero for Howson, Crooks to CDM
Boyd-Munce for Tav
I only expect perhaps the first 2. And I agree it seems Wilder really won't give Payero any sort of chance. Shame as I think he was starting to show what he can do.
He doesn't help himself as his warming up is so lazy.