part time pete wrote:Their goals both came from their left wing with White exposed. Macdonald isn't doing enough to help White out.
Problem is with MacDonald, he has started 6 games and we haven't won one yet.
Id actually question the centre halves for the first. Had they moved across 5 yards he would have run straight into them. Either that or Collins should be spotting that MacDonald is out of position and come across.
I don't think the problem is MacDonald per se. He has looked decent, obviously has quality and works hard. But his inclusion has upset the balance of the team. I think the problem is fitting him into a system that gets the best out of him. Having two holding midfielders in Collins and Byron should give him (and White) some security to play in the attacking half. Perhaps moving Whiteman back to play from the right where he started so successfully may be the answer.
The Stags are for life, not just for cup finals. (or Liverpool).