I would have no problems if Mowbrays time is up at the end of the season. Might be time for fresh eyes and style about the place. However, players back from huge injuries and expecting youngsters to kick on, the squad does look good for next season.
That today, against a shite Derby team, missing their two best players, was absolutely diabolical. Too many players had shockers today. Tosin, Travis and Armstrong all looked like totally different people, and they weren’t the worst either.
Bennett, I’m starting to move more towards embarrassment than anger towards him, just not his level of football as much as it is mine. There is no way on this earth JRC would have been as bad in the last two games at Right-back. There was a decent spell for us just after the break, Bennett pushed on nicely up the wing and found himself in acres of space just outside the box. He had 30 secs to line up a cross, and it was absolutely abysmal, hits the first defender. It’s completely unacceptable for a professional footballer.
Brereton should have scored and was good for the first 15/20 then he slinked back into cutting a hugely gangly creature that cant jump, can’t run, can’t trap. Why?? Oh and Gallagher was worse.
Buckley looked sharp when he came on, challenge was a booking all day long. Poor lad was trying harder than anyone else to get the ball back.
Downing totally anonymous. Couldn’t tell if his crossing was good today or not, because we didn’t win one header in their half all game. Davies could have had his slippers on today.
I am a self confessed Rothwell groupie, thought he did okay today, not great but we need him to be much better. This time last season he was our best player for me. It is in there, maybe just injury??
Rovers are just frustrating at the minute, I think we all know deep down we aren’t good enough to finish top 6 but we are still in the mix somehow, someway. The pain is dragging on to another week.
Is it time for another Mowbray hotstreak? Hopefully Lenihan coming back, or more importantly Nyambe back to RB and Bennett in the changing rooms might be just the encouragement we need.