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Ayala substituted after 60 minutes. Had a good hour, no injury. 

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4 minutes ago, Cherry Blue said:

Ayala substituted after 60 minutes. Had a good hour, no injury. 

Played OK but he will not displace our two center-halves with their present form.

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Thomson scores 1 0. Went in off Leicester defender.

 

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Very impressed with Buckley’s range of passing and ability to find space when on the ball tonight 

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3-0. Two from Conor McBride minutes after coming on as a sub (and he has had time to miss another good chance).

Buckley played a gorgeous chip into the box but whoever he played it to didn't pick it - he would have been through on goal.

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Sub McBride scores twice to make it 3 0. Leicester pushing forward but unable to stop Rovers breaking forward. 

Good work from Chapman for McBride's second.

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4-0 - another well-worked goal scored by Luke Brennan. The two sub forwards are running Leicester's defenders ragged now.

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22 minutes ago, rigger said:

Played OK but he will not displace our two center-halves with their present form.

give him a chance,he`s not played since january😮

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Brennan grabs a fourth game finishes 4 0.

 

Edited by Cherry Blue

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6 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

give him a chance,he`s not played since january😮

I realise this. I am just giving my opinion of his chances at the moment, to people who may not have seen the game. 

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Absolutely dominated them for the first and last 30 mins. 

McBride looks fantastic, impressed with Thompson and Pike, Pike maybe just first half. Annesley rarely troubled and has some great attributes. No one was close to Ayala all game so that was perfect.

Davenport done okay but think he needs a loan out.

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Ultimately tonight was only a fitness exercise for Ayala, his quality is undoubted and playing against kids wouldnt have taught Mowbray anything. 

Ultimately his only real barrier at the moment is 2 clean sheets and 2 wins meaning that Williams and Lenihan have the shirts at the moment.

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Won 4-0. Ayala had 60 minutes. As the second half wore on the game became more stretched and Leicester, who had matched the Rovers so far, became second best. Lewis Thompson scored Rovers first from a corner. Connor McBride got two good goals. He looks very promising. Substitute Brennan got the fourth.

Nice to see Joe Grayson fit again. Buckley ran the show. Chapman looked good. The rest were fine. An Annesley mistake nearly cost us. Fisher didn't have a lot to do.

I watched it from 50 minutes on the Leicester site. Enjoyable.

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Well that was good fun.

Rovers under 23s much the better overall.

After the analysis of Ayala not being able to pass for toffee I was watching him closely. Every Ayala pass short or mid length found its man. Only once in his hour on the pitch was he remotely tested defensively and he dealt with it perfectly.

Fisher looked much better today apart from a late bit of adventure when he was upfield and the ball played behind him.

I thought Mols looked good and Pike and Thompson the two full backs were 90% sound.

Davenport tidy and effective throughout but never imposed or really stood out.

As the game went on, the class of Buckley and Chapman really began to tell and Leicester had no answer for them. Their raking passes and running were far better than anything Leicester had on the pitch. Buckley again showing that lovely ability to swivel effortlessly into space in what was a pretty hectic game- no shirking from the Foxes.

We know Brennan is class but the lad we have taken from Celtic- Connor McBride looks to be rather special. Combined with his first against City, he has now scored 3 in his last 30 minutes on the pitch!

4-0 against the Premier League leaders second string can't be bad.

Edited by philipl

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I think it was @Sparks Rover who’s a big Stefan Mols fan, but I was left somewhat uninspired by him again tonight. Pretty one dimensional and probably the least threatening of our forward players.

John Buckley absolutely ran the show and he looked an entire class above throughout.

Oppositionally, the Leicester RB, number 2, was pretty impressive.

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2 hours ago, Fraserkirky said:

I just watched the most cringeworthy commercial with Jamie Vardy talking to his Thai penpal. Don’t think I can unwatch that

Aye, saw that during the pre-season game. It makes our Venkys advert with Dunn / Nelson look classy. 

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1 hour ago, JoeH said:

I think it was @Sparks Rover who’s a big Stefan Mols fan, but I was left somewhat uninspired by him again tonight. Pretty one dimensional and probably the least threatening of our forward players.

Sounds like he was out of position.   midfield for me

Edited by Sparks Rover

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didn't see it but appreciate the feedback lads & lasses. (Just to be safe as it's all too easy an assumption to make) Thank you. 👍

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Unfortunately didn’t get to see any of this and due to COVID I’m completely out of tune with the u23s.

i was just wondering what people’s opinions of annesley where. I’ve seen him play maybe four times down at brockhall/leyland and he always seemed to me at least to be the weaker of the CB , had a mistake in him , looked uncertain and even nervy at times and albeit just a few games didn’t see anything that would suggest he would get anywhere near the first team squad. Just curious as to other people’s opinions who have seen a lot more of him than myself 

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14 minutes ago, Oldgregg86 said:

Unfortunately didn’t get to see any of this and due to COVID I’m completely out of tune with the u23s.

i was just wondering what people’s opinions of annesley where. I’ve seen him play maybe four times down at brockhall/leyland and he always seemed to me at least to be the weaker of the CB , had a mistake in him , looked uncertain and even nervy at times and albeit just a few games didn’t see anything that would suggest he would get anywhere near the first team squad. Just curious as to other people’s opinions who have seen a lot more of him than myself 

First things first, he is a unit and half, absolute man child. Thought he was pretty good overall without much pressure  on him, made a mistake but was okay. Definitely don’t think he is anywhere ready for first team. Needs a few years at this level for me. 

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7 hours ago, Oldgregg86 said:

Unfortunately didn’t get to see any of this and due to COVID I’m completely out of tune with the u23s.

i was just wondering what people’s opinions of annesley where. I’ve seen him play maybe four times down at brockhall/leyland and he always seemed to me at least to be the weaker of the CB , had a mistake in him , looked uncertain and even nervy at times and albeit just a few games didn’t see anything that would suggest he would get anywhere near the first team squad. Just curious as to other people’s opinions who have seen a lot more of him than myself 

One mistake which lead to a chance but it’s youth football and that’s to be expected.

I actually thought he looked extremely composed. I was a big fan. He and Ayala did well together.

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14 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Did that young lad we sold to Leicester a year or two back get a game for them ?

Yes, Callum Wright was in their team. Never been anywhere near first team action - wonder what he's thinking now.

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25 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Did that young lad we sold to Leicester a year or two back get a game for them ?

Yes, pretty mobile but not dangerously quick. Competent all round game but nothing outstanding.

No way would he be automatically ahead of the current Rovers u-23 players let alone be in the first team squad.

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1 minute ago, philipl said:

Yes, pretty mobile but not dangerously quick. Competent all round game but nothing outstanding.

No way would he be automatically ahead of the current Rovers u-23 players let alone be in the first team squad.

Where does he play ?

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