Thoughts on Brentford team for Ipswich?
The old rhetoric is do not change a winning side. And certainly do not disrupt a winning formation. Dean Smith however has a few things to consider before deciding his team
- Justin Shaibu looked strong and certainly troubled the Rotherham defence in his 20 minute debut. Should he start upfront? If he does then does Romaine Sawyers drop to the bench or takes a midfield role in place of KK?
- Vibe is only back in light training and there seems no need to start him however a place on the bench looks likely
- The defence looks settled although Tom Field can consider himself unlucky to lose his place.
For me I would send the same team out and consider if needed giving Shaibu more than the seemingly obligatory 15 minutes.
Ipswich are a side it seems fairly bereft on confidence with many of their fans clamouring for the tenure of Mick McCarthy to end. This is essentially what they were saying last year before the infamous Hyams game.
The game however could be tougher than one might think and who knows the mind set or motivation of Jonathon Douglas. A draw might be a good point for the Bees. Mostly however I would like to see consistency and evidence of clear building for next season. Personally I still harbour doubts over Yennaris. There is no doubt he has some talent but his general workrate and contributions remain too variable. If he ups his game he could be a good player. Too often this season he has been locked in mediocrity. I hope to be proved wrong .