Hackney was the pick of the kids tonight. Gibson did little of note. Boyd Munce is a mile off a midfield berth even in a squad that NOW only possesses three centre midfielders. Which means he's probably first reserve when Howson inevitably gets crocked or Crooks suspended. Given that McGree isn't setting the world alight either we are (or should be) desperate for not less than two good quality midfield players. And Soon.
I was keen to see bilongo at LCB but thought it was telling they've moved smith to LCB and Billongo to LWB when Bola went off. Wilder clearly didn't trust Bilongo as Barnsley had started targeted that area of the pitch shortly after he came on. Looked a bit sloppy and loose in possession. Hackney looked much better second half. Drove forward and was more incisive. Sadly think this matched showed we don't have any depth past the obvious first 11
Just caught Wilders post match interview, gushing about kids performances ... must have been at a different game than most of the posters here . I get it he needs to be positive but I had to turn it off after a couple of mins. I think he was hurt to be in this position and having to be accountable on the coal face for the performances and grasping at positives from a poor situation.