The last game of the season and a campaign which ended with more questions than answers yet again.
Scores on the doors from a narrow home defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
Neil Etheridge (7) – Some good saves at his near post and looked sharp as he watched his defence give too much space for Blackburn’s strikes.
Nico Gordon (7) – Some fine recoveries and tackles from the youngster and was calm on the ball too. Deployed as the left centre back and had next to no problems with the challenge.
Maxime Colin (6) – Was always wanting to get forward, but for Blackburn’s second goal he was late in reacting.
Kristian Pedersen (7) – His last outing for the club and he capped a respectable outing with a lovely individual finish. Some tasty tackles too.
Marc Roberts (7) – Quieter and less impactful than Gordon but defended well for the majority of the game.
Ivan Sunjic (6) – Energy and work rate was always there from the Croat, but just lacking the quality to take his game to the next level.
Jordan James (8) – A debut season capped off with an excellent display. Looked for openings, drove forward on most occasions and ran strongly as ever. An assist for Pedersen’s strike.
Tahith Chong (6) – Was fine on the ball but never found the openings to breach the Blackburn defence. Subbed in the second half and received full applause from the home faithful.
Onel Hernandez (7) – The most dangerous player for the hosts but his end product at times was lacking. Found the space on his side but was not able to produce.
Juninho Bacuna (6) – A quiet outing and was never able to effect the game and turn the screw. Taken off around the hour mark
Lyle Taylor (6) – It could be the last time we see him. Typical work rate was there and nearly got a goal from Chong’s corner. Other than that, didn’t have the openings in front of goal.
George Hall (for Juninho Bacuna) (6) – Some classy touches on the ball and looked assured with it.
Jobe Bellingham (for Tahith Chong) (6) – A very promising cameo. Showed moments of quality and will be one for the future for sure.
Scott Hogan (for Lyle Taylor) N/A