Well, there’ll be at least one change to our starting XI today, and it’ll be interesting to see if that’s the only switch from our impressive display at Fulham last week... I think it will be.
Goalkeeper: Anthony Patterson
Patterson gained a lot of plaudits for his display at Fulham – he made some cracking saves and deserved the praise.
Defenders: Trai Hume, Dan Ballard, Danny Batth, Aji Alese
Same again in defence – Ballard and Batth are an excellent partnership, and Hume’s been a revelation at right back. On the other side, Alese struggled a bit last weekend but he’ll surely keep his place today.
Midfield: Edouard Michut, Dan Neil
This is the only place where I think we could possibly make another change – Ekwah could come in to the starting XI purely because of his physicality. However, I think that’d be harsh on Michut, and really we need to see how he copes in a game like this – so same again for me today. I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if we changed it up a little, with Ekwah making up a three and Roberts sitting this one out.
Attacking midfield: Patrick Roberts, Amad, Jack Clarke
If we do keep the same formation as previous weeks, however, it’ll be the same again here too – Jack Clarke got a lovely goal last weekend and that should give him confidence heading into today’s fixture. Alongside him will surely be Roberts and Amad.
Striker: Joe Gelhardt
Will Gelhardt come straight in? Surely he will. We’ll have to change the way we play as he won’t provide the focal point that Stewart does – but he’ll hopefully give us the cutting edge that we lacked when Stewart was out last time.