Lack of goals a concern for York City manager Nigel Worthington

York Press: York City’s Russell Penn, centre, and John McCombe, left, fail to find a way past Cheltenham ’keeper Scott Brown during Saturday’s 0-0 Sky Bet League Two draw at Bootham Crescent York City’s Russell Penn, centre, and John McCombe, left, fail to find a way past Cheltenham ’keeper Scott Brown during Saturday’s 0-0 Sky Bet League Two draw at Bootham Crescent

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington is looking forward to Ryan Jarvis’ recovery from injury after his team failed to score for a fourth time in the last five matches.

The Minstermen were the better side during Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two home draw against a resolute Cheltenham but, despite forcing ten corners compared to the visitors’ none and managing five attempts on target as opposed to the one mustered by their mid-table rivals – a wind-assisted punt by goalkeeper Scott Brown – had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 0-0 draw.

Jarvis last started a game on New Year’s Day when he scored the only goal in a Bootham Crescent triumph over Morecambe.

Since then, he has had to be withdrawn twice after coming on as a substitute due to knocks at Northampton and Hartlepool.

Jarvis’ ankle problem is on the mend, however, with Worthington hoping he will be fit enough to make the long journey for Saturday’s match at Plymouth.

The ex-Torquay forward has netted nine times this term and the City boss wants him to provide competition for top scorer Wes Fletcher and Ryan Bowman’s starting places.

Bowman is enduring his leanest spell in front of goal since October, having gone five matches since he last netted and, even though one of Fletcher’s hamstring muscles was tightening towards the end of Saturday’s game, Worthington chose not to hand rookie centre forward Chris Dickinson his professional debut during a tenth game as an unused substitute this season.

Fellow teenager Shaq McDonald is also still waiting for his first taste of senior football since his transfer window arrival and did not make the bench against Cheltenham.

“It would be nice to get Ryan Jarvis back,” Worthington said. “We’ve got young Dickinson there and he’s part of the group, but having that experienced option keeps everybody on their toes.

“We’re hoping Jarv will resume training during the latter part of this week and he could be back for Plymouth.

“He’s getting closer and we are working on a daily basis to see what the reaction is.

“We are hoping TY (David McGurk) will also be back in time for Saturday’s game.”

Despite missing out on victory, Worthington was pleased with his team’s performance and the manner in which they contended with the blustery conditions at Bootham Crescent, saying: “The players were very positive from the first whistle.

“I thought we dealt with playing against the wind very well in the first half.

“We passed the ball around, which we were looking to do and it was a big save by the ’keeper off John McCombe from their point of view.

“It was then a case of making sure we passed more to feet in the second half because, if the wind caught hold of the ball, there was no way you could catch it. It would have been good to come away with three points but I cannot complain about a 0-0 draw because it was a hard-fought game in which neither side wanted to give anything away.

“The biggest thing that pleased me was the application and attitude of the players. They were very bright and on the front foot.

“We got a clean sheet, which always delights me and, if we can get a good result at Plymouth now, we will be putting a little run together again.”

The point saw City move seven clear of the relegation zone from their 14th-placed position in the current League Two standings.

However, in the unlikely scenario that seven of the teams below them were to take full advantage of their games in hand, the Minstermen would drop back down to fourth-bottom.

Worthington is not overly concerned by that prospect but remains determined to achieve a position of safety sooner rather than later.

“I would rather have the points on the board than games in hand,” he reasoned. “That’s important because, when you are playing catch-up, it can catch up with you.

“We have to do our own jobs well and we have done for the most part this season. We have got 15 games left now and there is a real focus on working towards that finishing line.

“We just want to get as many points as we can and end the season in a good, healthy position. As long as we stay honest and keep doing those two nasty words – hard work – we are capable of doing that.”

Michael Coulson earned a recall to the first XI in place of on-loan winger Will Hayhurst against the Robins with Josh Carson lining up on the opposite flank.

The City manager added that there is a strong likelihood that the wide men will now be rotated until the end of the season.

Worthington said: “It was a home game so we decided to go with Michael because he has been bright. He sent a terrific ball through for Fletcher early on and, if that chance had come another ten or 15 minutes later, maybe it would have gone in the back of the net.

“I have told the wide players I will be mixing and matching them and it will be horses for courses to get the maximum out of all of them. They will be starting some games and getting brought on in others.”

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12:27pm Mon 10 Feb 14

johnno65 says...

You have just signed a striker and a young lad on the bench
You have just signed a striker and a young lad on the bench johnno65
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12:56pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

York Press 28th December 2013

YORK City’s new teenage striker Shaq McDonald will be thrust into first-team action as soon as the transfer window reopens.

The released Peterborough forward has agreed terms to join the Minstermen in the New Year and will be involved in City’s home match with Dagenham & Redbridge a week today.

McDonald, 18, had his four-year contract terminated by Posh in November despite a promising start for the League One club’s youth team last season when he netted 11 times in three consecutive games after signing from Chasetown.

He has also been on loan to Histon this season where he scored twice in three outings but another temporary spell with Chester lasted just 24 minutes when he was sent off on his debut as a second-half substitute.

McDonald has been on trial with the Minstermen this month, prompting City chief Nigel Worthington to offer him a deal at Bootham Crescent until the summer.

On his new recruit, Worthington said: “He will go straight into the squad because he has got that blistering pace we want to utilise.


“We had him with us for a few days prior to Christmas to have a look at him, and myself and the chairman have decided to offer him a contract until the end of the season.

“We want to give him a chance because he had shown bits and pieces in training and that’s also allowed him to get used to the environment here and the rest of the players.

“He now needs time to adjust to show what he can do.

“His levels of fitness are decent and we will be getting them up to our levels with Dagenham being the first game he will be available for.”

McDonald was brought to Worthington’s attention by Peterborough director of football Barry Fry, who has nurtured the likes of Stan Collymore in the past.

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On his discussions with the former Birmingham and Southend boss, Worthington added: “He’s a young player who came up in a conversation I had with Barry, who rates him very highly.

“Barry has brought a few players through in the past and you tend to listen to somebody like him, so we thought we would give the lad a shot.

“He knows where the goal is and has got real pace and good technique.

“He is strong too for somebody who is 5ft 8in or 5ft 9in and has good awareness.”

City have also reportedly jumped ahead of a queue of teams interested in taking a chance on McDonald with Worthington saying: “There were quite a few clubs interested in him and that’s why we decided to move quickly to make sure we gave ourselves the opportunity to look at him first.”
York Press 28th December 2013 YORK City’s new teenage striker Shaq McDonald will be thrust into first-team action as soon as the transfer window reopens. The released Peterborough forward has agreed terms to join the Minstermen in the New Year and will be involved in City’s home match with Dagenham & Redbridge a week today. McDonald, 18, had his four-year contract terminated by Posh in November despite a promising start for the League One club’s youth team last season when he netted 11 times in three consecutive games after signing from Chasetown. He has also been on loan to Histon this season where he scored twice in three outings but another temporary spell with Chester lasted just 24 minutes when he was sent off on his debut as a second-half substitute. McDonald has been on trial with the Minstermen this month, prompting City chief Nigel Worthington to offer him a deal at Bootham Crescent until the summer. On his new recruit, Worthington said: “He will go straight into the squad because he has got that blistering pace we want to utilise. “We had him with us for a few days prior to Christmas to have a look at him, and myself and the chairman have decided to offer him a contract until the end of the season. “We want to give him a chance because he had shown bits and pieces in training and that’s also allowed him to get used to the environment here and the rest of the players. “He now needs time to adjust to show what he can do. “His levels of fitness are decent and we will be getting them up to our levels with Dagenham being the first game he will be available for.” McDonald was brought to Worthington’s attention by Peterborough director of football Barry Fry, who has nurtured the likes of Stan Collymore in the past. Ads by Google You Could Be Owed £2400 Had A Capital 1 Credit Card? You Could Be Owed A Refund capitalone.bankrefun ds.net Cholesterol Study Looking for People with Cardiovascular Disease. Learn more. clinlife.co.uk/High_ Cholesterol On his discussions with the former Birmingham and Southend boss, Worthington added: “He’s a young player who came up in a conversation I had with Barry, who rates him very highly. “Barry has brought a few players through in the past and you tend to listen to somebody like him, so we thought we would give the lad a shot. “He knows where the goal is and has got real pace and good technique. “He is strong too for somebody who is 5ft 8in or 5ft 9in and has good awareness.” City have also reportedly jumped ahead of a queue of teams interested in taking a chance on McDonald with Worthington saying: “There were quite a few clubs interested in him and that’s why we decided to move quickly to make sure we gave ourselves the opportunity to look at him first.” Tamworth 2 return
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1:55pm Mon 10 Feb 14

PhilTopping says...

No Nigel. Jarvis is not the panacea for our goal scoring problems. Stop blaming injuries or lack of player availability for our inability to score and, instead, look at our tactics and preparation.

On Saturday we played way too much hoof ball. Bypassing midfield and launching the ball long. It wasn't due to the weather, it's been our way at home for most of this season.

Secondly, sort out our woeful set pieces. Spend ALL week planning and rehearsing them. Our corners are laughably bad, our attacking free kicks are either a Carson shot at goal or hopeless. Proper coaching, drilling and re-drilling on attacking set pieces will produce results. Unless of course the management don't have any ideas on attacking corners other than the current dismal attempts.

Then - let's try McDonald. Coulson was sat in the same chilly reject room for many a month and, only due to absolute necessity, managed to get on the field to great aplomb. Why not give McDonald a go too? Nigel Worthington publicly proclaimed he didn't want a reserve team and as a result he's judging McDonald mainly on his training performances. That's a world a way from first team football.

So, it's tactics, set pieces and giving players some first team game time. Jarvis would help, obviously, he'd give us a few more options. But he's barely threatened the goal since November, he doesn't create a whole lot (one assist this year I think) and he's got progressively more injury prone as the season has progressed. He's decent, but let's not get carried away.
No Nigel. Jarvis is not the panacea for our goal scoring problems. Stop blaming injuries or lack of player availability for our inability to score and, instead, look at our tactics and preparation. On Saturday we played way too much hoof ball. Bypassing midfield and launching the ball long. It wasn't due to the weather, it's been our way at home for most of this season. Secondly, sort out our woeful set pieces. Spend ALL week planning and rehearsing them. Our corners are laughably bad, our attacking free kicks are either a Carson shot at goal or hopeless. Proper coaching, drilling and re-drilling on attacking set pieces will produce results. Unless of course the management don't have any ideas on attacking corners other than the current dismal attempts. Then - let's try McDonald. Coulson was sat in the same chilly reject room for many a month and, only due to absolute necessity, managed to get on the field to great aplomb. Why not give McDonald a go too? Nigel Worthington publicly proclaimed he didn't want a reserve team and as a result he's judging McDonald mainly on his training performances. That's a world a way from first team football. So, it's tactics, set pieces and giving players some first team game time. Jarvis would help, obviously, he'd give us a few more options. But he's barely threatened the goal since November, he doesn't create a whole lot (one assist this year I think) and he's got progressively more injury prone as the season has progressed. He's decent, but let's not get carried away. PhilTopping
  • Score: 13

2:16pm Mon 10 Feb 14

T.R.M1974 says...

It would be nice to get Jarvis back into the fold but at least were not signing the likes of Mcdaid, some lad from Iceland, Rankin, Blinkhorn or Rodman. What a waste of funds.
It would be nice to get Jarvis back into the fold but at least were not signing the likes of Mcdaid, some lad from Iceland, Rankin, Blinkhorn or Rodman. What a waste of funds. T.R.M1974
  • Score: 17

2:53pm Mon 10 Feb 14

OLD - HEAD says...

The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.
The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 9

4:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

dadster says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.
I agree with your comment about McDonald. There must be a reason why he's not played yet and it can't be just fitness. Maybe he's simply not up to standard and NW now realizes he's made a mistake in signing him.

I hope I'm wrong but I'll not be surprised if he doesn't get any game time at all and will be released in the summer if not before.

Problem is none of us can really comment on his ability as we've only seen him in the warm up!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.[/p][/quote]I agree with your comment about McDonald. There must be a reason why he's not played yet and it can't be just fitness. Maybe he's simply not up to standard and NW now realizes he's made a mistake in signing him. I hope I'm wrong but I'll not be surprised if he doesn't get any game time at all and will be released in the summer if not before. Problem is none of us can really comment on his ability as we've only seen him in the warm up! dadster
  • Score: 6

6:25pm Mon 10 Feb 14

heartbreaker says...

I'm always curious to know how the Press choose the pictures for these articles. This one is very interesting.
I'm always curious to know how the Press choose the pictures for these articles. This one is very interesting. heartbreaker
  • Score: 2

9:43pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

heartbreaker wrote:
I'm always curious to know how the Press choose the pictures for these articles. This one is very interesting.
In years gone by they would have used this in a spot the ball competition

Lets bring it back, along with the pink press
[quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: I'm always curious to know how the Press choose the pictures for these articles. This one is very interesting.[/p][/quote]In years gone by they would have used this in a spot the ball competition Lets bring it back, along with the pink press Tamworth 2 return
  • Score: 5

10:10pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

We all know Mr Worthington has a reluctance to introduce substitutes unless there is good need, he suggested a couple of weeks ago that it can sometimes disrupt the team and cause more problems.

However, given we had the wind in our favour in the second half on Saturday would it not have been worth having a player on the bench with blistering pace who you could tell to get on his bike after all the over the top balls that we played. Get him on the shoulder of their CB.

If nothing else, this sort of sub gives us another dimension and another problem for opposition to deal with.

Got to say, very impressed with their keeper on Saturday
We all know Mr Worthington has a reluctance to introduce substitutes unless there is good need, he suggested a couple of weeks ago that it can sometimes disrupt the team and cause more problems. However, given we had the wind in our favour in the second half on Saturday would it not have been worth having a player on the bench with blistering pace who you could tell to get on his bike after all the over the top balls that we played. Get him on the shoulder of their CB. If nothing else, this sort of sub gives us another dimension and another problem for opposition to deal with. Got to say, very impressed with their keeper on Saturday Tamworth 2 return
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3:23am Tue 11 Feb 14

cambersdad says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.
the jury haven't even seen Mcdonald yet ,only the judge and got a feeling he's got his black hat on !!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.[/p][/quote]the jury haven't even seen Mcdonald yet ,only the judge and got a feeling he's got his black hat on !! cambersdad
  • Score: 2

3:23am Tue 11 Feb 14

cambersdad says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.
the jury haven't even seen Mcdonald yet ,only the judge and got a feeling he's got his black hat on !!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.[/p][/quote]the jury haven't even seen Mcdonald yet ,only the judge and got a feeling he's got his black hat on !! cambersdad
  • Score: 2

8:33am Tue 11 Feb 14

duffy says...

cambersdad wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.
the jury haven't even seen Mcdonald yet ,only the judge and got a feeling he's got his black hat on !!
Dont see a long term future at the club for him, it's obvious he is not cutting it on the training ground.
[quote][p][bold]cambersdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The Manager must surely see what the fans are seeing. City are continally pumping high balls into the box , yet we have no ariel presence . He has either got to go out and sign Peter Crouch, or else come up with a "plan B". Jarvis is a decent goal poacher but it would be wrong to rush him back too soon from injury. As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on Shaq McDonald. It looks as though NW is having second thoughts after all the euphoria attachd to him signing the young lad.[/p][/quote]the jury haven't even seen Mcdonald yet ,only the judge and got a feeling he's got his black hat on !![/p][/quote]Dont see a long term future at the club for him, it's obvious he is not cutting it on the training ground. duffy
  • Score: 3

11:18am Tue 11 Feb 14

Head of Bomber Command says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
It would be nice to get Jarvis back into the fold but at least were not signing the likes of Mcdaid, some lad from Iceland, Rankin, Blinkhorn or Rodman. What a waste of funds.
Absolutely T.R.M1974.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to get Jarvis back into the fold but at least were not signing the likes of Mcdaid, some lad from Iceland, Rankin, Blinkhorn or Rodman. What a waste of funds.[/p][/quote]Absolutely T.R.M1974. Head of Bomber Command
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1:24pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Tiggster says...

On McDonald - well if NW "had a few days to look at him" during his trial with the club, and decided to sign him then surely by not playing him it suggests his ability to assess and judge a player is suspect? I'm surprised NW signed him anyway given our propensity to just lump balls forward up to the chest of out strikers or with their back to goal, as soon as we are under any sort of pressure. I hope he doesn't end up not getting a game and being released in the summer, therefore wasting his and the club's time.
On McDonald - well if NW "had a few days to look at him" during his trial with the club, and decided to sign him then surely by not playing him it suggests his ability to assess and judge a player is suspect? I'm surprised NW signed him anyway given our propensity to just lump balls forward up to the chest of out strikers or with their back to goal, as soon as we are under any sort of pressure. I hope he doesn't end up not getting a game and being released in the summer, therefore wasting his and the club's time. Tiggster
  • Score: 4

12:48am Wed 12 Feb 14

Anysport says...

PhilTopping wrote:
No Nigel. Jarvis is not the panacea for our goal scoring problems. Stop blaming injuries or lack of player availability for our inability to score and, instead, look at our tactics and preparation.

On Saturday we played way too much hoof ball. Bypassing midfield and launching the ball long. It wasn't due to the weather, it's been our way at home for most of this season.

Secondly, sort out our woeful set pieces. Spend ALL week planning and rehearsing them. Our corners are laughably bad, our attacking free kicks are either a Carson shot at goal or hopeless. Proper coaching, drilling and re-drilling on attacking set pieces will produce results. Unless of course the management don't have any ideas on attacking corners other than the current dismal attempts.

Then - let's try McDonald. Coulson was sat in the same chilly reject room for many a month and, only due to absolute necessity, managed to get on the field to great aplomb. Why not give McDonald a go too? Nigel Worthington publicly proclaimed he didn't want a reserve team and as a result he's judging McDonald mainly on his training performances. That's a world a way from first team football.

So, it's tactics, set pieces and giving players some first team game time. Jarvis would help, obviously, he'd give us a few more options. But he's barely threatened the goal since November, he doesn't create a whole lot (one assist this year I think) and he's got progressively more injury prone as the season has progressed. He's decent, but let's not get carried away.
Have to agree - it is always the same old platitudes. He talks about the squad but can't even use all three sub's in a game unless the stretchers are out! No concept of fresh legs changing a game.

At least one of the management team should have realised their centre half was dealing easily with any ball tossed towards the box and put a stop to the crap tactics.

Also really strange the way he has the two central midfielders playing side by side. They both drop too deep to set up defensively, then take ages to press anything in front of them, but again drop off if the player runs across the pitch. As they are generally too deep, neither of them really gets up in support of the attack.

Can't leave it to luck every week
[quote][p][bold]PhilTopping[/bold] wrote: No Nigel. Jarvis is not the panacea for our goal scoring problems. Stop blaming injuries or lack of player availability for our inability to score and, instead, look at our tactics and preparation. On Saturday we played way too much hoof ball. Bypassing midfield and launching the ball long. It wasn't due to the weather, it's been our way at home for most of this season. Secondly, sort out our woeful set pieces. Spend ALL week planning and rehearsing them. Our corners are laughably bad, our attacking free kicks are either a Carson shot at goal or hopeless. Proper coaching, drilling and re-drilling on attacking set pieces will produce results. Unless of course the management don't have any ideas on attacking corners other than the current dismal attempts. Then - let's try McDonald. Coulson was sat in the same chilly reject room for many a month and, only due to absolute necessity, managed to get on the field to great aplomb. Why not give McDonald a go too? Nigel Worthington publicly proclaimed he didn't want a reserve team and as a result he's judging McDonald mainly on his training performances. That's a world a way from first team football. So, it's tactics, set pieces and giving players some first team game time. Jarvis would help, obviously, he'd give us a few more options. But he's barely threatened the goal since November, he doesn't create a whole lot (one assist this year I think) and he's got progressively more injury prone as the season has progressed. He's decent, but let's not get carried away.[/p][/quote]Have to agree - it is always the same old platitudes. He talks about the squad but can't even use all three sub's in a game unless the stretchers are out! No concept of fresh legs changing a game. At least one of the management team should have realised their centre half was dealing easily with any ball tossed towards the box and put a stop to the crap tactics. Also really strange the way he has the two central midfielders playing side by side. They both drop too deep to set up defensively, then take ages to press anything in front of them, but again drop off if the player runs across the pitch. As they are generally too deep, neither of them really gets up in support of the attack. Can't leave it to luck every week Anysport
  • Score: 2

8:01pm Wed 12 Feb 14

poppyroad says...

Is Shaq MacDonald ready for league Football?
He played nine matches this season for Peterborough Under 21 and Reserves
- and only completed one match. . He had a game in he Conference for Chester - and was sent off, had three games with Histon in the tier below
- no goals., then toe up his contract with the Posh; scored a goal in his only trail game with Norwich (Under 21s) - and joined us.
He only joined Peterborough from Chasetown in Jan 13 and had a prolific half-season for their Under 18s, 24 goals in 18 games.
He's not 19 until July.
NW has taken a punt on very raw potential - there is nothing in McDonald's record this season to suggest he is ready for the Football League.
Is Shaq MacDonald ready for league Football? He played nine matches this season for Peterborough Under 21 and Reserves - and only completed one match. . He had a game in he Conference for Chester - and was sent off, had three games with Histon in the tier below - no goals., then toe up his contract with the Posh; scored a goal in his only trail game with Norwich (Under 21s) - and joined us. He only joined Peterborough from Chasetown in Jan 13 and had a prolific half-season for their Under 18s, 24 goals in 18 games. He's not 19 until July. NW has taken a punt on very raw potential - there is nothing in McDonald's record this season to suggest he is ready for the Football League. poppyroad
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