Neal Eardley, Jason Shackell, Max Melbourne, Harry Toffolo
Max played at centre half against Manchester United Under 21s as well as Doncaster in the EFL Trophy. He also appeared there for Ross County in a 3-2 defeat against Kilmarnock in the 2017/18 season, giving him three outings as a left centre back. I imagined he was signed as cover in that area by the previous manager but with the hope he wouldn’t have to feature.
I thought he had a decent game against United’s kids; he got caught out once but brought a bit of pace to the back four which would be the main advantage of him playing tomorrow. He would have to swap over with Shacks though, he’d play on the left with the former Wolves man on the right hand side. I wonder if that might be a bit too much disruption, given that he’d also be a bit of a square peg in a round hole.
It’s an option, Melbourne is tall and athletic and seems good on the ball as well as sharp in the tackle. Whether he would be the best choice given the other options is debatable, but he’s sure to be on the bench in the event of another red card or injury.
So, who do you think should get the nod? Have your say on the next page