- Jan 18, 2015
- Reaction score
- Leyton Orient
Away at Orient. Whenever they're mentioned, I always think of Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Anyway, it sounds like we've come through Saturday with no new injuries, which is a big relief! We were supposed to have Jack Vale with us last Monday but he got injured in a behind closed doors friendly for Blackburn to get minutes in his legs and is out again.
We're at Posh on Saturday so we need something from this one. Don't think Jackson will play, he doesn't do midweek games as we manage his minutes, so either Mitchell (who wasn't in the squad on Saturday) or Eyoma will come in. Suspect Burroughs will return at the expense of Brown at LWB and Kennedy must be very tempted to start Mandroiu and give him 60 minutes before bringing Bishop on.
How has Archibald stepped up to L1 football? And how's Sanders doing? I'm going to guess his appearances have been a bit stop/start due to injuries.
18 years since we last played each other after playing each other for 10 out of 11 seasons before hand....!
We will make changes due to injuries. Beckles is definently out with a groin issue suffered Saturday, Drinan is ill, Forde had to go to hospital after a cut in his knee got infected and Jordan Graham has a dodgy hamstring.
Happe will come in at CB, Piggott and Moncur will keep their places.
Sanders hasn't played much due to injury, then we got all our injured players up to speed and he wasn't in the squad at all, he played last week in EFL trophy but made an awful mistake and gifted Fulham a goal. He may well start tomorrow as Wellens will change things.
Archibald will start, he fits Wellens style very well but he isn't the most clinical in terms of his finishing and final pass which unless he improves he won't play higher.
We will as always dominate possession at some point in the game, but we struggle to score when were on top. If we score first we'll likely get something from the game. Landing the first blow in a game is vital for us because we tend to manage games well when we have something to hold onto. We're also shaky at se plays, missing Beckles doesn't help us with this as he's our most dominant CB.