My Plan B team (no Dieng or Hartridge) was a 433 with
Caprice Sweeney Ray Rowe
Key Kite Dodd
Brown Amond Jay
Goes against the way MT has played in every pre-season and competitive game and no true holding midfield player (and without Dieng no midfielder on the bench) so...
In addition to the other known injuries/loanees I am presuming that Attangana is out injured, Nombe out with Covid (impossible for him to get 10 days in between Bradford and tomorrow) and good chance that Hartridge not ready to start as, even if he is not suffering Covid after effects, he won't...
Agree on team - personally I am not massively bothered if we end up with Dieng or Kite starting as both have looked good, although if Dieng not fit enough for the bench at least then we have no real cover.
Also sounds as if a choice between Key or Caprice on the right - I'd go for Key every...
Aren't the whole squad due to be tested today? If so those results will be key - but if it takes 24 hours for results could mean a fairly short notice cancellation. Finger crossed - really looking forward to the Orient game
When he has space and time he plays well - he did that last night and across preseason. Both his movement with the ball and distribution very strong. Needs the time to deal better with less space and more pressure
Agreed. Having seen him play twice in preseason I was impressed with his play. Cleary hasn't had many minutes for a long time - so I am torn between him going on loan to play more regularly and keeping him as back up to Jay and maybe Brown. On balance - and given lack of strength in depth -...
My only question on this are:
- Might we see Harry Lee starting? If he has been promised game time then surely cups games are his opportunity? Or maybe just Pap Johns/PL Under 23 Cup?
- Maybe Attangana instead of Dieng just in terms of fitness (or maybe Veale instead of either if Taylor really...
Great to be back and a good game to watch. As others have said we could have won it or lost it so a draw a fair result.
Attangana and Sweeney definite improvements on last year - and with Attangana, Dieng, Kite and Collins maybe our centre midfield is not as weak as I feared.
Defense did look...
So after Truro friendly and Randall's departure my team for Saturday depending on Hartridge and Jay injuries (backup if they are out in brackets)
Key Sweeney Ray Hartridge (Grounds) Sparkes
Brown Jay (Dodd)
Subs: Lee, Caprice, Grounds (Dyer), Rowe, Dieng, Dodd...
Went with the youngster last night. We also went to the Tiverton game at start of pre-season but impossible to compare as we started with a close to 1st team at Tivvy whilst last night only Dieng and Grounds likely to start on Saturday, and both back up to injuries. In short this looked like an...