Had a tough debut for Barnsley as the Tykes were beaten 5-2 at QPR. PLayed in the centr of defence and although was not at fault for any of the goals, it won't have helped his settling in to have played in a heavy defeat. Good performance in first competitive appearance since August and debut at Championship level
Barnsleywordpress rated Shotton the following:
Looked like he had some kind of ability and none of the goals really came from his area of the pitch. 5/10
Reportedly wasn't quite as blameless as Shotton as he, also on debut, played in the Tykes defence. Dickinson played in his usual position at left back but, perhaps suffering from rustiness, was off the pace and couldn't contain the QPR attackers.
Hasn't made a good first impression with the Tykes faithful and will be hoping to improve on Tuesday night.
Barnsleywordpress rated Dickinson the following:
Highly recommended, you say? Maybe we’ve mixed him up with someone else. Mare-of-a-debut! 4/10
Davies had an explosive debut in the 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday but with the impact of the return of Matthew Kilgallon was sadly confined to the bench in the Blades two-one defeat at Swansea City. He may get another opportunity to feature when the Blades face Ipswich Town at home on Tuesday night
Played at centre back as Hull were ripped apart by Liverpool. Torres scored a hat trick, despite Sonko trying to mark him, and the Senegalese international has not exactly made the best impression since his loan move at the end of August
The following comments have been made regarding Sonko on the HullMAD message board:
ckkirky1980 'What i have seen of this pudding allready i think we'd have been better with Wayne Brown in the back four '
killcbrn 'Phil Brown was a good defender, perhaps he might be persuaded to put his boots back on, he cant be any worse'
dean24 'Sonko has let the team down today, He needs to be rested, I agree Zayatte would have been the better option'
beve 'He's not looking too clever a signing so far, and seems like a mistake to put Sonko up against Torres rather than Zayatte'
Tuckin 'Sonko sits too deep because he doesn't have confidence in his pace. Torres exploited that today - Sonko played him onside by dropping behind the rest of the defence and was left alone against Torres.'
Was dropped to the bench after his recent drop in form, and the teams alarming slump down the league. With the Cobblers trailing he was brought on after thirty five minutes and was full of energy but couldn't stop the Cobblers suffering another defeat, going down by three goals to nil.
Auntie, off The Hotel End message board, had this to say:
'I thought Marshall did okay today in another embarrassing team performance. I'd give him a 7/10 for being a constant, if not potent, threat'
GrangeParkCobbler also had this to share:
'well, he started on the bench but came on for "the lump whos got the hump" on 35 minutes.
Looked ok on the ball (apart from once when he almost fell over it much to the merriment of the Shrews fans) but at least he does look creative and does look like he has a spark about him, unlike far too many others in our team....... 6 out of 10'
Keeper had a quiet afternoon as Vauxhall ended their recent poor form by thrashing Whitby Town 5-0, away from home, in the FA Cup Qualifying Round 2.
The Motormen gave Danz good protection and romped away to reach the next round. Due to his appearance he will not be able to play for the Potters in this competition this season.