What a refreshing game last night was. Sure we could have won it and had numerous chances to do so but I’d take that every week rather than 4-5-1 with saville hugill and Howson making up our forward line!
i thought it was a tricky night for our full backs, Luton showed how they exploited flanks well last season. They switch them all quickly and often get overloads on each side.
The high press seemed to work well at times and I’m sure after the lads get used to it, less fouls will be given away and it will look more comfortable to everyone. Paddy and Wing seemed to grasp it pretty well and I think when browne comes in wide he will suit the counterpress too.
What a performance from Marvin Johnson also! The best I’ve seen him play for us although it does grate me that his right leg is for standing only. Though Dani Ayala had a great game considering Shotton was woeful, in need of a new CB and fry returning ASAP!
Clayts really does divide opinion but I don’t think we have another cdm with the instinctive defensive nouse that he does. In this system our full backs will get caught out and teams may break against us and we need someone who will cover and break things up still. His range of passing isn’t great but I’m not sure we have a midfielder who can do that role effectively.
A RB, winger and loan CB and I think we might have a play off team!