When yesterday’s team sheet arrived, not only did the selection of Lassana Coulibaly stick out like a sore thumb, but his place ahead of Ross McCrorie did too.
We simply cannot understand why McCrorie, in stellar form as he was a couple of months ago, has been axed to the bench.
Well, we can – Gerrard signed Glen Kamara and quite simply replaced McCrorie. For reasons we can’t fathom. Kamara has by no means disgraced himself, and looked fairly smooth, but some appalling errors in the past two games seem to have been quietly overlooked by many and we’re not sure he’s the big-time player McCrorie (remember that colossal display v Celtic) has proven himself to be.
Sure, they are different players, with a belief that Kamara uses the ball better and McCrorie is more of a destroyer, but regardless of it all, for Coulibaly to be the one to come in yesterday ahead of young Ross has us scratching our heads.
Some fans reacted on social media in disbelief, wondering if the Auchenhowie graduate is ‘copping off’ with Stevie’s missus.
Of course these are emotional fan reactions to a team sheet but we really do wonder just why the outstanding young midfielder was dumped so readily to the bench as soon as the Finn came in, and why Coulibaly was given the nod yesterday.
McCrorie is one of the best midfielders we have, and it’s our contention he should be playing.
It’s just a shame Stevie G does not agree.