For me it would be between Bolger and Morrell, but I have gone for the latter, simply because I couldn’t believe Bolgers effort to get himself sent off after being rightly booked, he continued to yell and shout at the referee, and I think a different ref might of justifiably given him a second yellow.
I thought his defensive performance was good though. Bridcutt deserves a mention as all though he tired as the game went on he looked a good partner for Morrell.
Some good performances, so much better than Southend the previous week. Bolger had a decent game with a commanding defensive performance. The problematic midfield area looked so much better with the addition of Bridcutt. Add Morrell into the midfield mix and the MoM becomes more difficult as I thought Morrell was everywhere just like he is every week. However, on balance gone for Bridcutt with his added composure and ability to identify danger and snuff it out, he is just what our midfield needs, some experience alongside the youngsters in the team. Some cute play and on this initial showing looks a quality signing albeit a lone signing, you could see he’s played at a higher level.
Gone for Bridcutt based mainly on the first half where he was everywhere and sliding some great through balls. He did fade a little second half probably through a lack of match fitness but overall really good for a debut
Bridcutt for me. I was hoping & praying for a bit of experience at the end of the window and MA delivered. The team really needs a player with his abilities and experience and, to my mind, he made all the difference to the side’s confidence. He inspired the side to raise their game, particularly in the first half and, if he can reproduce this over the coming weeks, will inspire the team to perform as they need to secure their L1 status for next season.
I chose Bridcutt - excellent debut, got stuck in, and damn what a leap he has for a small player! The ever-excellent Morrell was also right up there, and I thought Melbourne had a really good game too.
I tend to agree with most that Bolger and Bridcutt both played well, particularly the first half from Bridcutt. The one player that looked very promising was Scully who looked very sharp and tenacious during his brief appearance. Exciting times ahead.
My vote for best player goes to Bridcutt.