First of all the players, we need to avoid changing a winning squad, and the last one to win in League competition did not have Michael Doyle in it, and this is a trend I would like us to continue, the man has no god given right to march straight back into the team, he offers nothing with the exception of blunders, and his actions warrant further punishment if previous policy and fairness is to be observed. This being said I also
Now lets look at some of the other essential players, these are members of the team if in all honestly we will struggle without.
The loan signing from Cardiff has made an immediate impact, he is everything we were not getting from McMahon, confident and not without pace going forward, composed on the ball, good with the ball at his feet. He is hard to get past, he is always looking to win back a ball from the opposition and that is refreshing, usually this side of the pitch is exposed due a stand off attitude, but with Brayford this is not the case. When he does win back the ball its not just hit it hard and high up the pitch, he looks round, he uses intelligence to turn defense into attack, something we have missed since Matt Lowton was sold to Aston Villa. Unfortunately for us Brayford will not be here forever, more is the pitty when you consider who would play there without him, but whilst he is here he is going to be playing a big part, and rightly so as without him we could be doomed.
Ryan Flynn & Jamie Murphy
This lad just looks dangerous, he wants to attack, he wants to push forward and he wants to score. Whilst he is not an out an out striker he is a goal scorer, and with his technical ability and drive he is a player we rely on to make magic happen, and with him in the team we can cause problems to any team. One thing we need to do is keep Baxter fit, if we can do this we can rely on him to do damage to teams, frustrate them, cause them real problems. With Baxter making his runs and always looking for that chance, for that moment where a game can be tipped on its head he is an integral part of any future success we will be a part of. It is af vital importance that Baxter is kept fit, whether that means he becomes a forty five minute player for more winnable games and relied on for the full ninety in tougher tests is the real dilemma. But one we will have to find the solution to sooner rather than later.
In Part Two we will look at some of teh unsung hero's and x factors we need to Push On.