I think last night, he doesn’t want to play Howson. That’s fine. Put Hackney in with the core of senior players and let’s see what he’s got. Could he step up? Lots of people seem to rate him(Woodgate, Warnock, Wilder, obviously his youth coaches - interestingly, all very different characters with extremely different views on the game). He could be the one to come through. You have two or three more on the bench.I think we all can admit that the demands on a player playing 60 games is early 90’s to now are totally different. Players at all levels now have bodies of elite sportspeople. The demands are really high.
We can expect them to play against Barnsley, but as my last post there has to be compromise. Wilder picked a team who he thought could win the game. Let’s be honest that team should have won.
A cup run is nice, but I think a little perspective is needed in terms of our current situation
If we’re winning, you take Jones or Giles or Paddy off and blood Dodds or Bilongo or Finch. They have five subs now, it’s not like all the seniors would be expected to finish the game now anyway. Get the game won and then give some of them a breather.