In my case I admit that it’s a reason/excuse to bash the manager as I haven’t seen Perry play.
My gripe is that as recently as yesterday the manager was again stating that he has a small squad as part of the reason for our situation and that he has lost two of his better players to transfers. The transfers are the only area where I feel he has a reasonable excuse.
By my reckoning we currently have 27 players listed as the first team squad which seems an ample number to me. He futher states that we have a lot of injuries. I know of Clarke and Holden, with possibly Willis. Three isn’t a lot in my book. Yes, about 5 of the squad are our own kids and are untried.
I would contend that with the manager’s excuse of needing to rotate players earlier in the season owing to the Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday schedule, that the squad should not still contain untried youngsters as they should have been given their chances if his reasoning was legitimate. The most obvious of those youngsters being Perry who apparently most very good in his sole appearance last season.
Sorry but got to break off now as my dinner/tea/evening meal is ready for consumption.