We all love a good bandwagon, the latest is to grumble about Morison’s uninterested demeanour being in absolute contrast to that of Wilbrahamovic. It is be difficult to argue with it.
This Stoke game couldn’t have come at a better time for the ex-MK man either. Without wanting to resort to humping it long up top, letting Holt and Wilba put their weight about competing with Stoke’s aerial presence could create a final 20 minutes primed for Jacko to bring his pace on and run at pounded defenders. It’s as good a chance as any to give him a proper run, and in turn it might be a nudge in the right direction to Morison.
Wilbraham is well on his way to cult hero status despite Leicester away being his only goal for us. His cameos continue to impress while Morison appears to be going the other way, and few would begrudge him a goal.
Johnson may well play a big part too, his physicality could be invaluable. Probably best to sit him next to Fox so he has an outlet that isn’t requiring his accuracy to be tested, mind. That would mean there’s no place for Patches though, but, horses for courses and all that. After all, if we’re playing two big lads we’re going to need balls being put into the box.
If it was me I’d use Crofts instead of Johnson. They’re slightly different players, yes, but neither shirks a tackle, Crofts has a better engine and breaks play up without thinking every time he glimpses the goal is a good time to shoot. But then again, Howson’s being taken on his first trip with first team. Who’d be Lambert, eh?
Anyway, it’s getting a bit clustered up here in mid-table at the minute, a win would put a bit of breathing space between us and Stoke. It would also drag us within a point of Liverpool providing Arsenal can prove the Tottenham result wasn’t a fluke. If it all pans out right, we had all better get our Spurs shirts out every time the FA Cup comes around, they could be sending us into Europe.
Not that we’re getting carried away or anything…