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Player Ratings - Norwich (H)

Player Ratings - Norwich (H)

After another disappointing loss at home to Norwich on Saturday, we take a look at how the players got on.


Vito Mannone - 6 - There will always be question marks when the keeper is beaten from a free kick from the angle, but it was a stunning striker. Couldn't do much else.

Chris Gunter - 5 - I know he has his critics and I'm on the side of supporting him, but today wasn't his best game. He looked devoid of confidence, gave the ball away several times and offered very little going forward.

Liam Moore - 6 - One of our better players in a defence that looked shaky in the first half, but recovered in the second. Great header for the goal, but turned out to be in vein.

Paul McShane - 5 - A surprisingly poor showing from the skipper, whose passing and distribution was poor throughout. Struggled with Jerome's pass in behind at times.

Tyler Blackett - 5 - After a decent start to the season, the former Man Utd player has gone off the boil in the last two games. A big lack of composure giving the ball away and was eventually hauled off for youth player Omar Richards.

Joey van den Berg - 5 - Like the rest of them, not his finest hour. Tried to play more direct when he could, but didn't work. Often went missing and George Evans will be wondering what he has to do to get ahead of him.

Leandro Bacuna - 6 - Not a bad performance from the summer signing, but he struggled to get into the game.

Liam Kelly - 5 - Unfortunately a little off his game again. He put himself about in typical Terrier fashion, but couldn't conjure anything up from midfield which helped his good start to the season.

Garath McCleary - 5 - It's just not working for GMac at the moment, another injury seems to have sucked all the confidence out of him. He seems scared to take on the full-back and his end product is lacking.

Roy Beerens - 5 - I'm not honestly sure what Beerens does to stay in the team, and stay on the pitch while Aluko doesn't. He offered nothing going forward and lost the ball on multiple occasions as he took too long to release it. I can't work out what Stam see's in him.


Omar Richards - 6 - There's not a lot the youngster could do, but showed the attacking intent that Blackett didn't. Good future for this young man.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson - 6 - Many will make a case for why he should have started, but there wasn't really enough time and didn't have enough support to make an impact.

Modou Barrow - 6 - It was good to see him back out on the pitch after a injury lay-off and showed glimpses of what he is capable of, but ultimately didn't have enough time to make an impact.

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Date:Monday October 2 2017
Time: 7:55AM

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