Post by PaulDaltonFanClub on May 7, 2012 9:57:58 GMT 1
Those who remember the Danny Ward from Swindon and the games he was on loan at our place will know that he is possibly the most dangerous attacking player in this division.....on his day!
The problem is that he hasn't had enough of those days recently!
Now whilst I am not praising his recent run of form, he is clearly a confidence player and I'm hoping his goal on Saturday will help him kick-on and we can see him back to scaring the shite out of defences at a time when we really need it!
Just reading his article in the Examiner and he seems up for it!
Twice in the first half he received the ball in space and instead of turning and running with it, he just laid it back to Woods and then went and hid infield. That is purely a confidence thing. When at Swindon he would have received that ball, turned and charged at the opposition
Interesting to hear the managers comments after the game.Ward is obviously highly rated just needs to believe in himself a bit more.Also looks a little heavy for me.I hope he has a good pre-season to shift a few pounds.
Post by Condescending Terrier on May 7, 2012 12:18:43 GMT 1
He is very raw and until he seriously improves his awareness and to a lesser extent his control, I think he's going to be a frustrating player. He'll bang one in from 30 yards one minute, but the next not look up for about three seconds when he has a player with a clear run on goal and a very simple pass.
I think we're much more forgiving of oppostion players and if we watched back his Swindon performances against us or on TV against others, I'm sure we'll see the same inconsistency. Just think, in the same game that Roberts gets pelters from his own fans, the opposition manager and fans would be singing his praises (not this season mind!).
He's a match winner for sure, but I wouldn't say he's the most dangerous attacking player in the division at this moment in time.
Been a big let down but he's been one of the better players second half of the season (partly due to most of the rest not being up to it). Still a lot more from him to come but some good performances in he play offs and he's the type of player who's a matchwinner on his day
Post by terrier1987cas on May 7, 2012 14:12:16 GMT 1
I remember his replacing Hunt away at Brighton and as soon as he came on their defence went to pieces. When he's full of confidence he runs at defenders and shoots on sight, very dangerous if you have someone who can do that with decent ability like his at this level. If he can find some form for these last 3 matches he can definitely play a massive part in us possibly going up. :scarf: