Bonham 8 DC got lucky getting him in, but even if he was available to sign DC would sign someone else
Leadbitter.5 Crossing was terrible. J. Clarke. 6 Steady Craig.7 He's is an excellent tackler Martin.5 Why indeed
Sinclair.4 Terrible out wide Lines 7. One of his better days O. Clarke 6 Not so impressive today Bennett 5. Tricky in the first half
Reilly 5 No service, but also lost the ball when he did get it Nichols 1 Lowest and worst game so far. Despite wearing a bright kit still managed to disappear for much of the game
Subs: Jakubiak 4 As usual not given enough time Sercombe 5. Did what he could OUT WIDE FFS Matthews 5. More in 5 mins than some had done on an hour
Crowd 5 Quiet, but understandable watching crap, all concentrating to see if Rovers could string 3 passes together Ref 7 One of the better ones I have seen this season Walsall 7 Solid, and played the full 94 minutes
Bonham 8 Great Goal keeper, very impressed kept us in the game.
Leadbitter 5 ineffective, personally would stop trying to play the RB position as a RWB whats the point in putting in crosses when our forwards are short and got no chances of getting the head (that's on the rare occasion when the cross is on target and the forwards are stood in the right position. J. Clarke 6 played well, got unlucky on a few attempts on goal. Craig 5 very safe, find him frustrating kicking the ball widely out or slowing play up passing it back to keeper. Martin 6 first time I've seen him play, didn't have high expectations, but thought he played very well, lost his man once or twice, but generally did alright.
Sinclair 5 Out of position and not the playing type needed with Walsall's style of play. Lines 6 Played well, took a few shots, would really like to see the centre Mids driving the ball through the middle instead of passing wide, happened only a couple of times and these were are best chances. It's not rocket science, if you play short forwards, you have to play the ball to their feet. O. Clarke 6 same as Lines. Bennett 5 Couple of sparks, but generally very little impact, still not doing his full bit when coming back to defend, left Martin exposed on a couple of ocassions.
Reilly 5 No service, as mentioned above the times when he had the ball where when it was played to feet, but these were far & few between. Nichols 5 same as Reilly.
Subs: Jakubiak 5 same issue as Reilly & Nichols, tactics didn't change when he came on, so funnily enough he didn't have much of an impact. Sercombe 5 tried hard when he came on, but he's wasted out wide, needs to be in position in the centre. Matthews 6 Thought he brightened the whole team up when he came on, tried to drive the ball forward on the floor & this actually made us some progress, would of loved to see his free kick go in, looked spectacular, but after re-watching the reply looks like it hit in the side post.
Crowd 4 Poor, barely any singing, miss the atmosphere Ref 6 not bad, fell for some of Walsall's tricks Walsall 4 worse than us (on a good day), gave us so much room on the ball, but we wasted it.