We were desperate today and so was the pitch. Our goal was the only moment of quality. Credit to Bury though they didn’t let our creative players get into the game apart from that moment. Normally we would have Taylor bombing down the left and providing us with more width but he was sadly missed today. Grigg barely had a sniff all game. Mantom is a good player but he plays within his comfort zone, doing the simple stuff well but not driving the play forward. The whole team was flat and missing Butler’s spirit and also his defending. There were a few mix-ups between Holden and Johnstone, not necessarily Holden’s fault though but the back four in Butler’s absence haven’t looked a cohesive unit at all. Holden looks a yard off the pace and has to rely on his determination to get him through games. Chambers is missed over at right-back as well as there is not enough passing from the back when Purkiss fills in, although he is defensively sound.
All the subs were disappointing, especially Sawyers who did nothing to impress. Was the Bury goal offside? The bloody pillars were in the way so I have no idea.
Thats it for me now. Cricket will take over in the next few months. Lets hope we can hold on to most of our players so we can enjoy those Midlands derbies that are coming our way.