The first question in last weeks Q and A with Andrea Radrizzani, Victor Orta and Angus Kinnear was blunt and to the point. Who’s decision was it to let Rob Green leave the club? All looked a bit miffed and Andrea Radrizzani took the heat, saying Green wanted to leave if he wasn’t guaranteed first-team football and if he wasn’t he would go.
The summer signings of Bundesliga keeper Felix Wiedwald and ex-Leeds man Andy Lonergan to replace Rob Green and Marco Silvestri looked like decent business early on. Wiedwald kept clean sheet after clean sheet but he wasn’t really being tested. His first lapse came at Sheffield Wednesday where he struggled to command his area and he was dropped. The thing about that day was that the defenders were just as bad and didn’t get dropped, it sent the wrong message out to the players and things went from bad to worse for the side as we lost and lost and lost. Andy Lonergan came into the side but he was just as poor, costing a few goals and not really giving much more than Wiedwald.
We are currently in a situation where Wiedwald shouldn’t be starting but he will, Lonergan is injured but not good enough anyway and Baily Peacock-Farrell isn’t the answer. The youngster was deemed not worth keeping around at York City after a very average spell in the Northern Premier, streaks below where he needs to be at Leeds United and Paul Heckingbottom yesterday commented that he has stalled and isn’t progressing like he should be. So what now? Wiedwald will to do but priority number one in the summer needs to be the goalkeeper without a doubt. I wonder if anyone at the club still has Rob Green’s number? He can’t even get in the squad at Huddersfield.