Tuesday night’s defeat to Blackpool has raised more than a few alarm bells about the state the team is currently in. Five games into the season, we have registered one win, three defeats, zero goals from open play and failed to even muster a shot on target on Tuesday night.
What is possibly the most worrying element of our start to the season is that we’ve largely been up against sides that are unlikely to even finish in the top-half. While we may well improve as a team over the course of the season, the games are likely to get tougher, starting with this upcoming trip to Gillingham.
Very few of those involved on Tuesday night can be assured of a starting place in this game, although the danger is that making too many changes will only serve to make us an even more disjointed side. Regardless of team selection though, there needs to be a semblance of a plan, otherwise we’re simply hoping that our opponents have an off-day.