Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Derby after derby

Derby County this evening and it will be a test of our metal and the confidence in the camp. We have a big squad and our second choice left back, Cedric Evina will start and finally gets his chance to show us what he can do with a run in the side as Rhoy's toes heal. The midweek trip to Derby hasn't caught the imagination of the fans and certainly not after the disappointment of Friday night. I won't be there either this evening so will instead rely upon my subscription to Charlton Player. It serves it's purpose but it's something I often feel like cancelling given the poor service provided.

Hard to call this evening but we have the players capable of beating Derby if we are positive and take our chances. Our defence, even missing Rhoys Wiggins, should be capable of restricting Derby and we can certainly score if we are positive enough. The key looks like it will be midfield again. Personally, I would look to play Pritchard and Hollands or Pritchard and Jackson in the centre and use Green, Kerkar or even Fuller on the flanks from the start. 

We have played five so far and a 1-2-2 record is hardly the disaster many appear to be seeing it as. A win this evening and we have parity from the opening six and a likely mid-table position. Not bad for promotees who have faced four tough opponents and a local derby. C'mon you Reds!

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