Following the takeover and the excitement that came with it, we are back down to earth with a bang after the last few games. I can't fault Gray for what he has achieved since taking control of the team, especially with limited funds. However, recent team selections have made me start to question his ability to win games and to change tactics during matches. For weeks Helen has been our main threat (when on the pitch) but he has stuck with Maghoma, hoping that he would come good. As much as Maguire works hard, he's not a winger and I get that there is no other option so why not make a winger a priority in January? I'm sure Gray and others spent time searching for the right player but when you see other teams bringing in players, surely we must be able to attract someone when we have secured the likes of Westwood, McGugan, Lees etc.
As for not throwing new players straight into the side, WE CAN'T SCORE GOALS! Why not start Bus and bring him of when he is knackered? I'm not saying he is the answer but so far, no one else is either? Also, he would of been desperate to get involved to show us what he can do? I've tried to stick by May, hoping that he will come good and start smashing a few in but I just can't see it. He will run all day but after seeing Will Keane and his positional sense/off the ball movement, he has looked more the part after several games than May has all season.
Last Saturday against Cardiff, why not start with Nuhiu and Keane as we couldn't make the ball stick up top. May hardly touched the ball and when he did, he missed a sitter. It can't be any good for his confidence? Yes, Nuhiu can be frustrating at times but he brings others into play and with McGugan on the bench we struggled to create anything in the final third.
Like all other fans, I want to see us having a go at teams and trying to play football. At times this season we have played well but I want to see us taking games to teams, especially at home. Hopefully we will get a winger in on loan this week and we will see a better starting line up on Saturday?
I can't help thinking that once the fading light of the playoffs has gone out, the new owners might start thinking about who they want to spend there money in the summer?!
Rant over! UTO