Never say never but what we really need is for the manager to figure out what his best team is, play the best players in their best position (Smith in goal and Phillips on the wing for a start) and stick with it for more than one game. The question is can he?
Great summary JD of another good result for and performance by the reserves. They are playing good football and have a smashing team spirit about them. The positive thing is that it seems a few could do a good job if promoted to first team.
In arguably their best performance in the league season so far, the Reserves drew 2-2 with a generally older and full time Ayr United side with goals from Kierin Coleman, a header from Jack Gordon’s corner, and Kyle Doherty, a powerful strike after being set up by Declan McDonald. The home side went ahead from the penalty spot in the first half before Coleman’s equaliser then after Doherty put Rovers 2-1 up, they had two real chances to extend the lead before Ayr netted with a header from a corner. Both teams then had chances to score the winner but a couple of outstanding saves from Chris Smith and two great blocks from Gordon and Daniel Moran – ensured a well-earned draw. Rovers’ midfield was again outstanding with Paul Fee and Jack Gordon more than a match for a home team which included at least two Scotland players while the front three of McDonald, Doherty and Kieran Dolan were a real handful throughout.