Written by NWCherries98
Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Stanislas, Gosling, L. Cook, Solanke, Surridge
I think that’s a fair lineup, based on recent performances and being extremely conservative on who may or may not be back for the game. Andrew Surman might not be very mobile, but Jefferson Lerma will make up for this, and he is a calm and accurate passer, which is something we’ve missed. Simon Francis at Right Back is a massive worry against the likes of Sarr and Deolofeu, but we don’t really have much of a choice; I don’t think 3 at the back is right for this game personally, and even then they’d still be able to run behind him quite easily. Hopefully, we’ve worked on this.
Philip Billing and Harry Wilson barely sneak in on the grounds that they look to be playing themselves back into a bit of form. Don’t think Junior Stanislas is quite there yet, looks a bit rusty, and Dan Gosling for all his qualities isn’t nearly as technically good, or as good a passer as Billing in my opinion. H. Wilson in a front 3 would have less defensive responsibility and would find himself in dangerous positions more often in theory. A confident Callum Wilson is an England international, so he will always get the nod.
AFCB v Watford
We come into this game with a rest period, on the back of a comfortable 4-0 win, with several key players like Nathan Ake, Adam Smith and Danjuma may be ready for a return as well. Can’t use the injuries as an excuse for this one, we have more than enough dynamics in attack (3 strikers, 3 wingers who all have different attributes) to score, and these defenders have proven themselves to be good enough, even as depleted as they are. If we put in a poor performance here it’s entirely on the players and how they’ve been set up for the game.
Ok… So I agree Surman had a great game on Saturday… Looked very composed on the ball and probably should have been given MOM…
But… We can’t ignore the opposition in front of him… An in-form Watford will be a very different proposition to effectively a League One quality Luton reserve side…
In my opinion the midfield should be 2 from Lerma/L.Cook/Billing/Gosling with H.Wilson sitting just in front. – Join the conversation, click here.