Thought Smith was one of our players who did OK against Brough, but apart from that a selection I like. Not sure it matters too much who plays in midfield of Cousins, Thompson and Sørensen, but Cousins adds more steel I think. Cambell really looked uninspired so a rest is maybe what he deserves, but a weapon to bring on with 30 minutes left I reckon.
No issue with the formation though I do have an issue with the players.
I'd have dropped Butland because his body language is all wrong and he never takes responsibility. I also don't think Smith should have been dropped as he's a better shout at RB than a young CB.
I'd have gone
Smith Ryan Collins Ward
Campbell Clucas McClean
Sure I saw in the Sunday paper that Federici as been released ?
Sheer sign of desperation: some are naming Verlinden in their match squad, though he's currently unable to play, and others name a player we don't even have on our books (anymore). What next: Fuller, Delap, Conroy? At least they are somewhat attached to the club nowadays.