We could although we have struggled with four at he back quite often this season, although we have never tried it with Smith.Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:Well we could revert back to the 4-5-1 that served us well last season with Ainge as the focal point. Get him in the middle, whip crosses in from both sides, have a deep lying forward/advanced midfielder (Nicholson) doing what Syers used to do. Drop Saunders to the bench, he needs a rest, and he can be brought on as an impact sub for a while.super_les_mcjannet wrote:I agree somewhat but your stumbling block is Nicholson can’t play in a CM of two, so we would need to drop our leading goal scorer to do this.grimsbyquaker wrote:Not forgetting that it was Henshall who was playing left wing and not Kokolo who was left back, with Elliott moving into CM with Palmer (Nicholson and Wheatley coming off). Henshall was quality yesterday and his crosses were top notch. If we’re going 442 it’s gotta be. Maddison
Trotman Smith Hughes Kokolo
Thommo Palmer (if he has to play) plus one other (JN, JW, TE) Henshall
Trotman Smith Galbraith/Huges Kokolo/O'Hanlon
Thompson Elliott Palmer/Wheatley Henshall
This formation to me seems obvious, depending on the fitness of Ainge and Henshall
I wouldn’t be totally against it, but it’s another change and unknown how we will play. Currently we know we can play ok in the current formation but we are lacking the finishing.
I guess the whole conversation sums up where we are, trying to get more from the group of players we have, which Wright has the same challenge. The beauty for us is our formation/selections don’t really get tested unless they become Wright’s formations/selections.
We have played well in the last so many games and look close to getting those wins/points that move us up, be brave to move away from those current selections other than when behind like yesterday.