Ahead of Saturday’s match away at Accrington Stanley, we asked our members what three things they think The Imps need to do to pick up all three points.
Here’s what sedgleyimp said:
1. To say it again but no apologies for that, we need to be clinical in front of goal. Tuesday night was a prime example where two golden opportunities weren’t taken and ultimately that was the difference between winning and a share of the points. We probably make at most 3 or 4 decent chances per match at the moment. I don’t include things such as Bridcutt’s long-range effort in that but others where openings are made but not finished. Such opportunities need to be put away.
2. Match up in midfield. We can sometimes get overrun in the middle of the park usually because we have 2 players trying to cover opponents often used 3. On Tuesday despite the very best efforts of two of our best players ( Morrell and Bridcutt) MK still had time in the centre of the pitch to control that area. If we played three centrally it would also offer better options to our centre backs when the ball is played short to them.
3. Be prepared for an ugly game. It would seem that Saturday’s game will be played in heavy rain and possibly wind thanks to Storm Dennis. Accrington’s ground and pitch aren’t renowned for being a place to go and watch free-flowing passing football at the best of times and we need to be able to do the ugly things well on Saturday at both ends of the pitch. As supporters, we might also have to accept this kind of game on Saturday and not get onto the players if it turns a bit turgid whilst we are all huddling together like penguins on that open terrace.
Will The Imps Win, Lose Or Draw Against Accrington Stanley?
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