Middlesborough 0 ITFC 0
A good result and away point for Town yesterday at Middlesborough (who are level on points at the top of the Championship with Burnley and Brighton).
I’m not sure how Town managed a draw as Middlesborough were clearly the much better side. Congratulations again go to Town’s best player, keeper Bartoscz Bialkowski, who made several great saves to deny Jordan Rhodes and ‘Boro!
Paul Digby played at centre back which must be good experience for him. Luke Higham played as did David McGoldrick. Andre Dozzell was an unused substitute.
There are only 2 more games left this season, against MK Dons at home and Derby away. MK Dons are already relegated and the fixture seems a dead rubber, except that Carl Robinson, the MK Dons manager was so badly hurt by the experience of getting relegated, that he wants his side to finish well just for pride. If Town take this game lightly, they will get beaten.
Then Derby away and Derby want the points to be sure of a promotion play off place and Town will need to play well to get a result.
So, Town need to keep concentrating and play well in the next 2 games and end an average season in a good way, to give some hope for the next season!
Now I want all Town fans to stop moaning about the manager, Mick McCarthy and get behind him. It is the players this season that have let the manager and the supporters down. Town players have not in general been good enough, with one or two exceptions (notably Bartoscz Bialkowski). At least Jonas Knudsen has improved over the season and we have some hope with Andre Dozzell. The rest need to do better!
Still, things could always be worse.Look at Bolton, Charlton (both relegated, along with MK Dons) and even Fulham and Leeds. There are no easy games in the Championship and teams that win promotion and playoff places get there by merit! The best teams are at the top of the league and while Town have lots of potentially good players, most of them have under performed this season!
So Town, a good result against Middlesborough and now try and win the last 2 games and at least score some goals and play well?! I still believe you can do it and this will make things positive to end the season and to look ahead for the start of next season..so COME ON YOU BLUES!