Andy Munro writes about Blues’ defeat at Cardiff City.
Blues supporters, like most supporters, either think it’s Disasterville or everything is rosy, but the reality check defeat at Cardiff shows that after a win and a draw we are probably heading for lower-middle table by the end of the season.
We had John Ruddy and the back three to thank for still being in the game at half-time, with the midfield looked a little lightweight and consequently the debut for Krystian Bielik and the return of Garry Gardner will be greeted with a sigh of relief. I’ve seen that Ryan Woods is moving on but we probably won’t regard the departure of a six out of ten (at best) midfielder as a major loss.
More concerning is our punchless attack and if we were able to sign just one player it would be a pacey forward, as at the moment opposition defences could safely put on their carpet slippers and make a cup of tea when facing the lightweight Scott Hogan and a Troy Deeney who unfortunately looks past his sell by date, although on this latter point I would, of course, be happy to be proved wrong .
Perhaps the one really bright spot of a disappointing afternoon in Wales was the pace and energy of wingback substitute Josh Andrews, who maybe deserves a starting spot against the Hornets. However, at the moment, it’s a matter of keeping the faith!