Carl Curtis : Confidence can bring consistency

Just when you think we could have put back to back wins together the manager shot himself in the foot with his team selection.

When a team has been on an awful run of results and start to look like turning a rather long corner and you have just won away from home, scoring three goals in the process, you would think that keeping the same eleven barring injuries would be the sensible option.

Everyone was wondering and many were hoping that Joe Ralls would keep his place in the team after an excellent display midweek, Matty Kennedy is another who can consider himself hard done by after finding himself on the subs bench.

Revell, may not be the best striker in the division or even at our club but his willing desire to work every ball offers us something up front that maybe Macheda and Jones wouldn’t.

Had Slade kept the same team, apart from the injured David Marshall, then I believe he would have faced less criticism had we lost than he is facing after the changes he made.

Against a Charlton team, who frankly were awful and showed very little throughout most of the game, I don’t think this one should have slipped from us, we were again looking to get forward but how many times did we test the goalie ?

The truth is we are struggling to create chances in front of goal and after the midweek win I would have thought we would try and build on the confidence the team gained by naming the same outfield players.

Kennedy and McAleny have been excellent on the wings and I was disappointed to see Noone brought back in, Kennedy offers more on the wing and it was a mistake in my opinion to put him on the bench.

Slade got it wrong today.