Rumours suggest that our 2 main goal scorers - ok we only have one ! may not be fit for this clash ?
Perhaps Brucie may chuck in the 2 kids ? but he is more than likely to play 5-4-1 with Bacuna up front on his own !
But what would I know ?
Seems Kodjia is OK - bruised ribs was the problem. Injury to Hogan could have benefits; Bruce won't be able to try yet another arrangement up front. Bree is out for another match, and Gabby and RHM are still injured.
Bruce has to stop tinkering, and I think that means 4 in the back line, probably:
Hutton Chester Baker Taylor
Not sure about further forward; how about:
Adomah Lansbury Jedinak Hourihane Bacuna
Team: Johnstone Hutton Chester Baker Taylor Bacuna Jedinak Lansbury Adomah Kodjia Green
Bench: Bunn Amavi Bree Grealish Elphick Bjarnason Gardner
Hourihane out injured.
Seems fair enough. Wonder what the set-up is?
Two word's " AT LAST "
By the sond's of it we was not at our best but managed to hold on to win could our luck be changing ? .
A win! That's what matters. 3 points. From reports seems there were positives. Johnstone much improved and did a stunning save from Bent. Chester was outstanding. And we seem to be getting our corners and set pieces together.
We rode our luck. But at least we didn't do the obvious slip-ups which allow opponents to score.
If we can get decent results out of Bristol and Rotherham that should put fear of relegation to bed.
so happy to wake up ,switch on the iPad to see a win when most needed, at last..
Didn't bother staying up to watch it last night as its been pointless of late.
I will watch the recorded match later on fast forward.
To be honest for me it was about getting points to keep us out of the relegation battle, a draw or win against Bristol on Tuesday is a must otherwise we are back to looking over our shoulders.
Still not sure on Bruce as coach but as said it looks like he will be here for the start of next season so I will just accept that.I've said it once in a topic already he is not the coach for us after the way this season is going so I will support him.
I Still cant buy into that excuse that we cant put a good playing squad out with all the quality we have at our club, including the players out on loan like Gill.
A win is a win and it will make for a happy Sunday so enjoy it all.
Not convinced by Bruce either. For me this one win has to be repeated; a minimum of a win out of the next 2 matches. Do that and it's worth letting him show what he can do over the rest of the season. If we relapse back into another losing streak I think change is needed.
Bottom line is we have to win. At this stage doesn't matter how. But with the squad we have then winning somehow or other has to be top priority.