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LUFC Fans view v MK Dons

Tiny T gives us his usual player ratings, this time for the home game against MK Dons.

Higgs 5

Not commanding his area or the defence as he should. Needs to be stronger and could have possibly come for the goal.

Hughes 6
Better going forward, his defending though is at times laughable allowing people to turn him easily nearly handed the Dons a second equaliser.

Naylor 5
Another game where the Captain gave away a goal, ball watching for the equaliser allowing the striker to get across him easily, indecisive when to go to the ball for the header, often allowing it to bounce.

Collins 6
Solid if unspectacular, must have had a nosebleed when crossing from the by-line late on. Lucky not to have received a red card late on when retaliating to a challenge.

Parker 7
Showed how much we have missed a quality left back all season, the best defender by far and supported Watt well, unlucky to have got injured and may miss the rest of the season.

Snodgrass 7
Worked hard down the right and covered in front of Hughes well, needs a goal for his confidence.

Johnson 7
Lively in the middle of the park and gave us some much needed height in there as well, got forward well and some tough tackling as well.

Kilkenny 6
Better than I've seen him for a while and looked tired in the later stages, still doesn't put his tackles in and allows the opposition to run through.

Watt 8 Star man
Two assists with him willing to get stuck in, is becoming a fans favourite, also has pace and skill and provides width. If we go up, wouldn't mind him on a season long loan, are you listening Larry.

Becchio 7
Coolly taken first goal after being put in by Watt, the rest was usual Becchio. The man in form.

Gradel 7
Again Max kept Beckford on the bench and scored, worked hard but needs to bring in others rather than trying to do it himself.

Subs

Howson 6

On the bench after a poor performance came on for Parker and nearly got in with a shot which was beaten away, training ground routine saw him nearly set 1 up as well.

Beckford 7
Two goals but should have had three with a header that was harder to miss than score, tough decision next week for Larry.

McSheffrey 5
Not on for long but went for goal when he should have set someone up.

Summary

A return to form and with the opposition losing men to red cards, in the second half we should have scored more, goal difference may come into effect but I hope not.

Defensively we have problems again we gave away a easy goal to allow MK Dons back into the game, need to iron this out for the next two games.

With the strike force on song, who do we leave out? Watt has proved what I've harped on about all season width and gets stuck in.

6 POINTS and were UP


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 25 2010

Time: 8:49AM

Your Comments

I was finding very hard to single out one player for man of the match, i think if Parker hadn't got injured he would have been very close to my choice. Was great to have him back in at left back and his no nonsense defending, gutted for the lad that it looks like his seasons over. I thought Watt drifted in and out of the game but when he was involved it usually led to something. Two great tackles that led to the opening two goals and was very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. I have to agree with the striker option for next week, Grayson really does have a dilemma. I can't see how he can drop Becchio and Gradel, Beckford has shown in the last two games when coming off the bench that when he shows a bit of commitment he gets the rewards. I don't think Beckford will enjoy having to play against Sam Sodje next week so I think Grayson should sitck with Gradel and Becchio. Beckford is a fantastic option to bring on with 20 minutes remaining. I think we are going to need to score at least two gaols next week to get three points. Our defence really worries me at the moment, Naylor is shocking in the middle and they seemed to easily find time in attacking areas yesterday without ever really hurting us. I don't think Mcsheffrey took a shot I just think it was another of his terrible crosses that he's produced since he arrived at the club, his only goal was a crap cross that deceived the keeper! Great report though and I agree with your views and I probably would go with Watt for man of the match, he made the crucial difference for the opening two goals.
dazza71
Cant disagree with most of the marking but think you have been harsh on Higgs and lenient on Naylor. One incident first half Higgs shouted clearly for the ball and Naylor still header it over him nearly scoring an OG. Naylor had two chances to get the ball before conceding a free kick (misjudged the first header and then just missed the ball trying to head it and fouled their player) and then ball watched for their goal along with Johnson when it should have been an easy clearance but 80% his fault. Agree on killa but he did disappear for a while when they played close to him. I thought johnsons power in midfield and watts pace and better tacking gave us better balance.
erni
 

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