mike wrote:I think early days Condor, lets see where we sit after 4 or 5 games, plus appears we will have an experienced striker to add to the ranks next week.
Question is why next week, why not three weeks ago.. Another striker what about midfield ?. Our options on the right are Connolly, McGrath or Mounteney all of whom failed miserably to deliver last season and two of them started this season in the same way.
I think these are fair questions to ask - although I'd imagine that SK would have far preferred to have all his squad assembled for the start of pre-season.
I think we have a lot more options on the right then you present, and the midfield situation is likely to be much stronger than what we have seen over the last 2 games.
Although Jamie McGrath was poor last Friday, he has shown signs in pre-season and towards the end of last year that he could be a significant player for us this season. While he may end up on the right side as could Mountney when fit, there are other alternatives to Connolly. Duffy could also be switched over with Jarvis or Murray on the left (SK has already mentioned Murray here). It is also possible that Adorjan or a fit Sam Byrne could be deployed in a wide position.
For me defensive midfield is the biggest positional question mark. Perhaps Chvedukas will be in the answer here if O'Donnell or Shields have fitness or form issues.
Illness and injury have disrupted our start but it is hard to see us being unable to put out a formidable 5 man midfield from this 11,when we have most of our options fit and available: