FAN'S VIEW with Alan Houghton: Wanderers 0 Cardiff City 1

Craig Davies looked off the pace

Craig Davies looked off the pace

First published in Sport

MOST of the thoughts this week have been about how the Wanderers are going to get out of the mess we are in, waiting for action on and off the pitch.

With David Ngog and surprisingly Mark Davies not even on the bench on Saturday, then it looks like there might be some movement on the transfer front this week.

The match was a dour affair, played in a graveyard atmosphere and in awful weather between two sides competing for who had the least confidence.

To our credit, we more than matched Cardiff. The defence looked solid and Cardiff’s only shot on target was their goal, which came about from an uncharacteristic fumble from Andy Lonergan.

We managed to create a few chances which were missed by a combination of good goalkeeping, woeful finishing and an unlucky deflection which prevented Chung-Yong Lee putting us one up just before the interval. But to be honest, the entertainment level barely exceeded watching paint dry.

There were no answers to our current plight, particularly up front.

Our options are extremely limited with Jermaine Beckford injured and Ngog going. We can hardly play two strikers when we only have one half-fit striker in the squad.

Craig Davies looked so far off the pace, I regretted my decision not to bring my boots and offer my services to the team.

There was a missed opportunity to blood one of our own young strikers.

Back to the Championship, it is difficult to see where the next points are going to come from with matches coming up against QPR and Ipswich away - tough places at the best of times.

The last time I was at Loftus Road was the 7-1 hammering more than 30 years ago. But I’ll be there along with the faithful on Tuesday night and hopefully, there will be a flurry of activity this week to give everyone a much-needed boost.

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