In my opinion todays was a very good performance I think we looked better at the back than we have for a few weeks. Southampton looked organised at the back and seemed confident and assured on the ball, Lambert looked very lively in patches and i think everyone in the stadium apart from fordey saw that shot coming.
Forde (7) - Couple of good point blank saves but should have done better with the goal IMO
Dunne - (7) odd ricket with his passing but thought he was excellent defenisvely and got forward when he could.
Robinson (8) Very good and looked a bit more composed on the ball.
Ward (9) - Excellent against very decent oppo and won most things in the end. Still a couple of yards slower than he was but sitll PLENTY good enough for this divison, on this performance.
Barron - (7) - Marked down for one defensive howler in the second half but I thought he was very good defesnively and gooing forward. In fact I can hardly remember him ever having a BAD game for us.
Hackett - (7) Good and lively in the first half but faded in the second half where his passing and crossing got worse and worse.
Abdou (7) Still not covering the ground like he did last season but considering the performance of Trotter next to him he done very well.
Trotter (5) Marked up for his goal. Yes, I know he got the goal but I thought he was very, very poor today. I know he is young and hopefully he will come good but at times he looked lost in the middle of the pack. Didnt seem to want to tackle and misplaced a lot of passes.
Schofield - (8) Another very good game. Imganinative and runs at people. Should be one of the first names on the team sheet on current form.
Morison - (8) Excellent target man display. Proves he has the heart and the skill to with his potential. Well done steve
Grabban (6) Confidence is at lowest ebb but never hid. Honestly think he needs to move clubs though if he wants to kick start his career.
Harris (6) Linked play well but looked very rusty. Should have done a lot better with a couple of chances but for player out for over a month he made a immediate impact on the game.