A draw away at Bolton last time out should be seen as a good point picked up on the road, but with the position we’re in we should be fighting tooth and nail to win these sort of games; you could say we had enough chances to win yet could have so easily lost it. I was bemused with the decision to drop Mirco Antenucci to the bench and call up Steve Morison to the starting XI. He’s our top scorer and his runs behind the Bolton defence would’ve given us another dimension and them something different to think about. As it was Redfearn only made one substitution in the 86th minute, bringing on Alex Mowatt.
That’s all in the past now and we’ve got to look ahead to the Birmingham game where we are desperate for 3 points, something we haven’t achieved since the end of November last year. I’m worried about relegation but a result on Saturday could put a 5 point gap between us and Millwall – the team currently sitting 22nd, one place and two points behind us. Redfearn said in his pre-match interview that he has “no favourites” in terms of playing personnel and that the current XI have got to “keep their shirts”. He also said that the 4-2-3-1 system we have recently adopted has given the squad “spirit and renewed confidence”.
Here is the team that I think Neil Redfearn will pick for the game on Saturday.