As far as formations go, it seems to me like we're playing 4 at the back and a lone striker as the constants. The other 5 outfield players adapt to whatever phase of play may exist and so we could be transitioning between loads of different formations (could be 4-5-1, 4-1-4-1, 4-3-3 or something else at any given moment).
Surprises: - Yates playing wide. - Fiorini playing deep.
Debuts: Fiorini: Played well particularly in the first half showing dome excellent vision. Thompson: Solid, clean sheet. Williams: Not in any trouble, clean sheet Corbeanu: Couldn't be judged after coming on late
Subs: didn't have any effect on proceedings. The number of changes was quite bewildering. The subs came on lateish. Dougall for Virtue (65mins) Lavery for Madine (71 mins) Corbeanu for Carey (82 mins) Thorniley for Thompson (83 mins) Hamilton for Yates (83 mins)
MoM: I don't know. Fiorini perhaps for his first half showing or maybe a defender should get it for the clean sheet.
I'll have to go for Connolly clean sheet and a goal.
Rotherham and Lincoln continue to monitor 7-goal forward as Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool also circle
Rotherham United and Lincoln City both sent scouts to watch Notts County forward Ruben Rodrigues in action for the National League side against Rochdale in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
Rodrigues has emerged on the radar of numerous clubs this season following his impressive form for Notts County in the National League this term.
The 25-year-old has managed to fire home seven goals in his 15 league appearances this term to date and that has played a major role in establishing them amongst the teams chasing automatic promotion to the Football League.
It has already been reported that both League One dup Rotherham and Lincoln are interested in making a potential move for Rodrigues ahead of the January transfer window. While there has also been reports that Championship Blackpool are also one of the other teams that are keeping a watchful eye over the forward’s development.
According to the latest report from Nottinghamshire Live, Blackburn Rovers are also potentially interested in Rodrigues and they have also been monitoring his performances for Notts County in the National League this season.
The report from Nottinghamshire Live added that Rotherham and Lincoln have once again sent scouts to watch the forward in action for Notts County. That came with the 25-year-old playing the full 90 minutes as the National League side were beaten 2-1 at home by Rochdale in the FA Cup first round.
You would have to say that it is reaching the stage where Notts County are going to do very well to be able to keep hold of Rodrigues during the January transfer window considering that Rotherham and Lincoln are showing such an interest in his performances at the moment. Rodrigues looks the sort of player that has the quality to progress beyond the National League and make an impact in the Football League.
Rotherham and Lincoln will both be searching for that extra bit of quality in the winter window to help them push for automatic promotion and the play-offs respectively and the 25-year-old might be someone that can come in and help them achieve that.
Blackpool and Blackburn are also very attractive potential destinations for Rodrigues given that they could offer him the chance to leap up to Championship level. However, whether he is ready to take that big of a step up remains to be seen and it will be interesting to see if either of the Lancashire clubs firm up their interest.