Saturday, 19 April 2014

Can Eddie pick the Cherries up for Ipswich?

Most of the post-match comments on AFCB's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday seem more about dismay at how come a team that has beaten QPR and Reading at home could look so short of power against a team that had won one of their last five games. That is the Championship though and the Yeovil game highlighted that the Cherries form was perhaps tailing off in front of goal.

Will we see some different names on the team
sheet at Ipswich? I think Eddie needs to roll the dice.
If Grabban really is struggling with an injury I suggest that he is rested despite the great season he has had. If the squad is as good as it is claimed by Eddie Howe then Tokelo Rantie and Brett Pitman have to shoulder some of the attacking weight of the team. It may be that fresh legs are required now and yet Pugh was the only change against Sheffield Wednesday from the starting line up against Yeovil.

AFCB still had the lions share of possession against Wednesday - 64% to 36% and with 16 shots and 7 on target you have to credit the Wednesday defence and Chris Kirkland. While the game has gone I would now expect a shake up for the Ipswich match - yes Arter will be back but I think a couple of other players may have to come in as well - Daniels and Rantie. There is also a case for bringing Elliott Ward back into the back line. I just hope that players who are fit and have zip about them are in the squad and if that means dropping a couple of favourites then so be it. 

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