Last night, fantastic work rate, persistent pressing and closing down, excellent passing at speed, shooting on target. All qualities that Pelly has in abundance, so why wouldn't he be straight back in? Just a case of which of Adebayo or Cornick drops out for him.
(Yes, this is a joke, unfortunately NJ does seem to want him in the team, even when he is woefully out of form,, same as he usually does with Potts. Personally I would have been happy to wave him off in the summer.)
I know it was a crappy day weather wise, but we seemed to play into their strengths and go long a lot with passes that just skidded off the wet turf. Didnt really get the ball down enough and try and turn them other than fits and spurts. We dominated the first half without creating much, but probably just lost the second half. Energy levels noticibly and understandably off midweek.
I think this is a fair assessment. It is a WIP. We also have some very winnable games coming up between international breaks.I guess thats part of why he and Cornick are with us and not bigger Champ Clubs. Inconsistent delivery. Was shocking today. Almost every ball overhit.
We didnt lose tho and i like the confidence at the back to receive and move the ball. Be nice if Rea could find more space to receive and turn or make triangles to isolate and break thru their lines and allow for Berry or Clark to do the same by creating space.
Great as a foil/alternative for the channel balls and keep the opposition guessing which way we gonna go. WIP and starting to bare fruit and very happy with our development