Stoke City’s poor form continued on Saturday as they threw away a two goal lead and lost 4-2 at Queens Park Rangers.
The result was not what Michael O’Neill will have wanted but the manner of the defeat will have been particularly disappointing for the boss, as several key figures were way below their best.
One of those was Jack Butland, with the keeper not convincing throughout in the capital. The England international struggled a lot earlier in the campaign but his form had improved significantly under O’Neill.
However, the Potters recent struggles have come about after Butland’s drop off and it prompted FLW reporter Chris Gallagher to ask the Stoke City News and Gossip Facebook Group whether the 26-year-old should remain in goal for the big game against Cardiff this weekend.
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It’s fair to say it brought a mixed response from the Stoke City fans and here we look at some of the comments…
Lars Frode Hadland: Yes, he is our best goalkeeper.
Chris Blanche: Lets give Davies a run out.
Barry Hodge: I’ve watched closely recently and he doesn’t seem to have quick enough reaction to close range shots. In fact there is no reaction. Something wrong somewhere.
Jake Swindells: He’s our best keeper. So yes he should be in goal again Saturday. The problem is the defence.
Steven Challinor: Batth is not good enough and the full back areas are weak. Can’t keep blaming Butland.
Clive Joynson: Who else is there?
Sandra Kenyon: No his confidence has gone.
Butters David: What did Adam Federeci ever do wrong to lose his place?