Luke Ayling – 8 – He was fantastic today and proved what a great decision it was for Monk to stick with him. Solid defensively and was unbelievable going forward, he constantly beat his man. Brilliant to have him back.
Kyle Bartley – 7 – A typical Bartley performance, he dealt really well with Preston’s aerial threat, and there were plenty of long balls especially in the second half.
Pontus Jansson – 8 – I’m glad to see Jansson back to his best, he loves a battle. We’re going to need him to stay suspension free and providing we get into the Play-Off’s before the end of the season I can see Monk not using him for one or two games to ensure he’s available.
Gaetano Berardi – 8 – Berardi was awesome today, went flying into tackles and loves the battle. He didn’t give McGeady, who is one of the most in-form player in the division so far, a sniff out on the wing. Berardi was very positive going forward as well, he made a number of driving runs getting us up the field and supported Pedraza well.