I don't think there's really much alternative at the moment, Janelt probably isn't up to it yet. Let's hope Coventry have never seen us play, and don't press us....Jenson and marcondes again and unfortunately there’s not much we can do about it.....thank god Ricos back will take a draw with that midfield
I think with Raya in though we can push the defence further up the pitch, which will help the midfield massively. Far too deep at Preston which left loads of space and part of that was because Daniels just doesn't come sweep up in the way that Raya does.Good to see Raya back, although Daniels who hadn't really done anything wrong, probably suffering the backlash from the Preston game.
Though Toney was good, I do think he let the centreback nick the ball and then watched him pass it off and carry on into our box, where he beat Dalsgaard to head the ball down for Sinclair. Maybe Toney should have tracked him and put him off the two passes he had.And don't forget the mistakes made by Mbeumo against PNE - it wasn't just a lack of a defensive midfielder in front of the defence that caused that shambles. They were all culpable with the possible exception if Toney.