Tomorrow sees us travel to Fleetwood Town in the League Cup. It will also sees ex-boss Uwe Rosler face his former club in Leeds United. The German boss was sacked from the club early last season after a very poor run of results, being replaced by Steve Evans.
Fleetwood are a tough side and we should be expecting an easy ride at the League One club. Rosler knows all about mid-week trips in the League Cup involving Leeds United. It’s almost a year to the day since he led us into a game against Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers. For those who travelled that night they will know how bad it felt on the trip home. For those watching on the TV they will know how wrong it went. We started very well but Lewis Cook’s first ever Leeds goal was cancelled out by a penalty, after Scott Wootton lunged in the box. Cook made it a night of firsts, being sent off and we went on to lose on penalty’s.
After the horrible opening day trip to Queens Park Rangers we could really do with a win tomorrow night. I’m not fussed about the cup to be honest but I do feel like a win would be a huge confidence boost after Sunday. The players who keep their place have to prove a point. Of the players that started Ronaldo Vieira was the only one to come out with much credibility. Bamba or Bartley could well be dropped for Liam Cooper who was fit enough for the bench. Hadi Sacko and Marcus Antonsson made a difference to the team although the latter did miss a guilt-edged chance with 11 minutes to go.
A performance is the most important thing tomorrow and I hope a few changes are made but not wholesale. Players have to get used to playing with each other sooner rather than later. We have some big games coming up in the next week so some have the chance to impress and stake their claim for a start. Pablo Hernandez received international clearance today and may face the League One side.
Fleetwood Town – One To Watch – Jimmy Ryan. 27 year old central midfielder who can do a bit of everything. If the central players make the same mistakes as Sunday he could have the freedom of the cup to exploit.
My Team vs Fleetwood
Coyle Bartley Cooper Taylor
Sacko Hernandez Roofe