Friday 15 December 2023

Tough Ask At Barnsley

The Addicks head up north to take on Barnsley tomorrow for what promises to be a tough game.

Due to injuries as well as being on a poor run in terms of performance at least December was always going to be difficult.

The game against the Tykes looked the toughest of the month’s fixtures. Last Saturday showed that all games will be tough.

Appleton has had all week to work with the team so one expects to see a better display or at least first half than the dross we saw last Saturday.

The manger needs to be more pragmatic with his team selection. Thomas and Hector deserve to remain as the central pairing. Edun and Watson T ought to complete the defence.

The midfield should feature Watson L and Dobbo as a minimum and Kanu ought to partner May up front.

Failure to do that and/or repeat the silly line up that took to the pitch last Saturday is asking for trouble.

Following a pretty good start to the season Barnsley have blown a bit hot and cold recently. However, they remain one the best teams in the league and I’d be very surprised if they don’t finish the season in a play-off position at least.

Anything other than a loss will be a right result tomorrow.

The jury’s still out on Appleton and the new owners. December and January are the two months that will tell us all we need to know. However, I’m not sure that even with the best of intentions anyone can have a successful January transfer window.

Come On you Reds!

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