Taylor - 6 - At fault for the winner. Can't help but connect the dots about his reputation, track record etc and make the interpretation that he's not good enough. Any half decent keeper worth his salt at this level would have saved that. Just needed to be quick and alert.
Warnock - 6 - Just a pity that his leadership and experience at the back keeps him in the side. As IMO he doesn't bring much quality otherwise that can help us improve as we move on.
Pearce - 6.5 - Rather have him on our side than the opposition. His fighting spirit and swashbuckling style of play raises our game at least defensively. Especially in backs to the wall situation. Good team player.
Cooper - 6.5 - I am warming up to how comfortable he is on the ball. Must be hard for him though to be in and out of the side. Slipped for the winner but I think he will be fine in the long run. Confident defender.
Wotton - 5 - Don't rate him as a defender. Must try and become a CDM in League 1. Might suit him better. Horrible as a right back. Very Peltier-esque.
Tonge - 5 - Surprised he lasted 98 mins. Only reason he got away with it was because of league 1 opposition, so we could afford him as holding CM. Limited mobility and engine. Decent passing. Not enough to help this team pick itself up at the moment.
Murphy - 0 - Shouldn't be playing ahead of Cook. If this was the only way that could happen, then so be it. Boy needs dropping and training.
Bianchi - 6.5 - I like this guy. Great engine. Great attitude. Positive. Confident on the ball. Good IQ. Some lovely touches wasted by team mates. Wants to play. Put him with good players and we will see more from him. As his ideas are good and has the effort to back it. A cultured CM that can be consistent in a steady team.
Norris - 5 - Same old. Runs like a mad dog. Archaic managers love it. Does very little to help the team for most portions of the game but pops up with good assist to stay in the team. In the long run, players like him would be exposed.
Sharp - 5 - At least you can see him working hard and caring for the team. Can't help but think how good he can be if we feed him in the right areas and bring him to life. A different player in the final 3rd.
Smith - 6.5 - I liked him vs Bradford. For a change I thought his all round game was good. It helped that he had Norris and Sharp running around - he found them well - he held the ball well and he put himself in 3 goal scoring positions - scored 1. Honest effort. Well done.
I for one didn't understand Hockaday's tactics. No idea why he went for a flat midfield when Ajose, Mowatt, Dawson etc are crying for a run out in this team. This game would have been ideal to give them a go but I guess he stuck with senior players to keep his job. Too bad they failed him and he's lost it now.