Well anyone who hoped to see something like our best 11 for an hour or so, will have been disappointed with this game as we played a new shape 5 at the back for the first time played trialists again? We played poorly, lost Hopley and McKenna to injuries ( hopefully neither too serious but Rob's looked like a knee injury?) So what did we learn, well still no proper right back, we signed another midfielder we didn’t need, we had a trial striker who was big and immobile which we didn’t need and the trial of Murray as a striker which I had hoped to see but to be honest it didn’t work either.
Let’s hope come Saturday we can put a pretty dour and testing pre season behind us and start to pick up the pace. I'd forget 5 at the back with this squad with no Gards or Devine. We cannot play it effectively so stick with 4-4-2, find a right full back and hope to pick up a striker as clubs trim their squads. Good luck at Whitby UTA