Thursday, 8 January 2015

Yann proves he can play as a lone striker

We have seen Callum Wilson play up front in his own but it was unusual to see Yann Kermorgant play in front of five midfielders at Rotherham. He is not pacey but can hold the ball up and win headers for his teammates which others in the team find harder to do.
Yann may still find himself on the subs bench this weekend.
Yann gets so momentum to his goal scoring.
While it is great to see Yann score two goals, I was also pleased to see that he made a great assist for Ryan Fraser. His flicks have been much in evidence in league games, but have not come off that much this season but the way he let in Ryan Fraser was a superb move and Ryan will feed off of those kind of balls all day long.

With many more games to come it is wise to see if some of the players can fill in in different places and to play Yann up front as a lone striker may be a tactic that is required later in the season. I felt that he was very ably supported though by Shaun MacDonald who was very prominent during the whole match with his forward runs and as long as Yann gets that kind of support he should not be too isolated in games.

Two more goals now take Yann up to eight this season now and it is helpful that these last two goals came in open play following the penalty spot kick at Millwall.

FA Cup The date for the Fourth Round FA Cup tie against Aston Villa has been set for Sunday 25th January at 3pm, which avoids having too many fans in Birmingham on the same day with the Birmingham v West Brom fixture being held on the Saturday .Apparently, Birmingham City won a coin toss to hold their fixture on the Saturday! The Leeds Utd match now moves to Tuesday 20th January, which means unless you take the day off it will be hard to make you way up to Elland Road for a 7.45pm kick off!

Transfer Watch
Second bid for Demarai Gray is turned down by Birmingham City.

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