Andy Munro reports on Blues’ 2-1 win over Sheffield United.
If ever there was a must-win game then this was it, and Act One of this typical Blues footballing drama was predictable, with former player Mark Duffy on the mark for the visitors after just seven minutes. As per usual Blues were raining shots at the Sheffield goal, as per usual the Blues fans never deserted the cause and got behind the team.
However, all this seemed to no avail until a certain Marc Roberts scored the equaliser. To be frank, he has looked a poor signing as a shaky central defender but his equaliser maybe means most, if not all, may be forgiven. Even better was to come when the undoubted player of the season Jacques Maghoma put us into the lead to send Blues fans into raptures.
As Gary Monk pointed out, the job is certainly not done but three points at QPR should do it although that is no foregone conclusion as Rangers are no mugs on their home turf. However, if we can achieve safety, next season could be an exciting prospect if the right decisions are made.
The fancied Otabor needs to be brought back into the picture rather than sold, and other young players need to be given a proper airing in the pre-season friendlies. Current loanees costing a king’s ransom in wages need to be shipped out in the shape of Gallagher, Bramall, Jenkinson and Boga whilst we need to return promising Scottish winger Stewart, Keite and Fabrini to see if they fulfil their undoubted potential under Gary Monk. With Vassell also returning, investment needs to be minimal to provide a very promising outlook.