Not sure how Meite, Loader, Joao and Boye will all fit in when they’re all fit. McCleary has now earned his place on the bench so it’s most likely two from four out of that lot
We could have a fully fit squad for Brentford. Serious competition for places. The next two games will be tough but we should be targeting four points.
Yeah. Assuming it’s the same XI, Think I’d go for a bench of Walker, Blackett, Obita, Pele, McCleary, Boye, Meite for now against Brentford. Bowen said Joao likely won’t make Brentford but not sure who he comes in for if he does. Possibly Meite? Or even leave one defender on the bench. Difficult decisions but confident Bowen will make the right choice
Bowen doesn't have the baggage of having signed any of the players. Listening to the BBCRB post match interview with Bowen. Seems as if McCleary's professionalism day in day out, earnt him the right to sit on the bench. Sends a clear message to anyone who wants to make the starting 11. Longer term I wonder if it will be Pele and Joao that will fail to make the grade under Bowen. Boye has shown enough this season to suggest that his a Bowen type of player, i.e. a winning mentality.