Following the conclusion of the January transfer window, we commenced February with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to struggling Cardiff City. Top scorer Josh King scored both goals to take his season tally to 8. In truth, we’ve should’ve scored 8!
There then followed a frustrating run of results where King and co. couldn’t buy a goal. We lost 1-0 against Liverpool at Anfield, were held 0-0 at home by Wolves then lost 1-0 at Arsenal. Striker Giovanni Simeone featured in the latter couple of games but despite his best efforts the Argentinian remains stranded on just one goal since joining from Serie A. On the plus side, new signing Max Bird made substitute appearances of ever increasing lengths of time in each game before playing the full ninety-minutes against Arsenal. The eighteen-year-old certainly didn’t look out of place.
We’ve now kept eleven clean sheets in the Premier League this term with goalkeeper Asmir Begovic maintaining his excellent output but must find a way to turn good play into more goals.
Next up we host mid-table Manchester City. Danish striker Marcus Ingvartsen, who scored his only goal since joining from Gent at the Etihad, is likely to get a rare start.