Blues go down to Huddersfield Town as Andy Munro watches.
Blues suffered another setback as they continue to be dragged towards the now-annual fight against relegation when Huddersfield Town came from behind to win 2-1. It was all a bit disappointing, especially coming on the back of a loss to Cardiff and it rounded off a week when Blues failed to take the chance of putting some daylight between themselves and the relegation candidates.
Nobody really covered themselves with glory and the subs failed to make any impression on the game. There were one or two exceptions, with Harlee Dean influential and Juninho Bacuna probably deserving the Blues man of the match although there were few worthy competitors. The loss of Krystian Beilik to injury also has to be a concern.
Yet again Blues were outbattled, and with Scott Hogan ineffectual it was left to Troy Deeney to carry the goalscoring can, which he did by netting early on, although on the negative side he blasted over in the second half when he should have scored.
As I’ve said before, there has to be a question mark by Mr ‘Nice Guy’ John Eustace and certainly that question will be even more pertinent if we don’t get a win from the next two matches. And one of those is Norwich away, which is no easy matter. In terms of picking the strongest side available (presuming Beilik is out) then this would be my take, playing 4-4-2:
Ruddy: Colin, Deane, Sanderson, Trusty; Bacuna, James, Gardner, Longelo; Khedra, Jutkiewicz.