Draws are all well and good as they keep you ticking along, but when you place this result into the context of the naff goals conceded, it’s OK to be a little disappointed with letting the points slip. Especially when a win would have nudged us into the currently meaningless (but hugely motivating) top 6.
It was good to see McQuoid get himself on the scoresheet with a neatly taken goal. With Simeon now snapping at his heels, we might just have some genuine competition for places in the strikeforce. That seemed unlikely a couple of weeks ago.
If Danny Fox had scored the Barnsley equaliser, you’d be delighted and call it a stunner. So in that respect I guess you can’t be too mad about letting it in. Looking at the replay however, you’d hope for better from your keeper. I’m sure he’d feel the same.
Jordan’s got his goal out of the way nice and early, which is a really handy thing to happen as he’s another player who thrives on the belief he creates himself. That goal he scored against Cardiff the other year gave him a new lease of life in attacking areas, and with him having a vital part to play in our formation this year this ought to do the trick in keeping him confident for the time being.
And if confidence is high for Jordan, it doesn’t seem to be the same for our new keeper Ryan Allsop. I’m keen to give people a shot, but the less said about the goal before half time the better. There’s a sense of a keeper who’s struggling to impose himself.
What he needs is a ruddy good penalty save.