TOTT Ratings – Dozz shines in Coventry draw

TOTT takes a look at the performances as Town and Coventry draw 1-1 at St Andrews for the second consecutive weekend.

Will Norris – 7

Beaten to a cross by last week’s goalscorer Callum O’Hare but lucky the ball landed on the roof of the net. Forced into a smart save just after the break and couldn’t be blamed as Max Biamou found space in the box to fire Coventry back on level terms. Had a few rush of blood moments, perhaps forcing the ball as Coventry were in the assendency as the gap went on.

Janoi Donacien – 7

The confidence of recent displays was there for all to see in Donacien’s game at St Andrews. Involved in some neat play in the first half and continued to win his duels after the break.

Luke Woolfenden – 7

Woolfenden had another good display at St Andrews, comfortably bringing the ball out from the back and getting Town on the front foot. Had less time on the ball in the second half, but again provided a pretty solid defensive display. The only time Woolfenden was out of position he cleverly brought down a promising Coventry attack, receiving a yellow card.

James Wilson – 7

Had to critique Wilson’s performance as it was pretty much the same as every other one! Solid when the ball comes into the Town box and when up against a forward. However, needs to work when on the ball as again a few wayward passes.

Luke Garbutt – 7

Linked up with Judge on the left hand side to good effect. Garbutt very nearly scored his fifth goal of the season in the first-half but his volleyed effort went wide of the target. The change in Coventry’s formation saw Garbutt restricted to defensive duties which he performed admirably.

Alan Judge – 7

Handed a rare league start at Coventry and took his opportunity with a decent display. Failed to make any contact from Edwards’ cross come shot after another flowing Town move, any contact would have resulted in a Town goal. Assisted the opening goal for Will Keane after a clever short corner with Andre Dozzell. Like many Town players not quite at the same level after the break and replaced midway through the second half.

Andre Dozzell – 8

Starting on consecutive weekends it was another good display from Andre. When in the mood, Dozzell brings a bit of flair and more quality when on the ball. At the heart of both sweeping moves in the first half and quick thinking for the corner shows the intelligence of the youngster. After the break Dozzell was key in any Town attack we had, playing penetrative passes on more than one occasion.

Flynn Downes – 7

Captaining Town in the absence of Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse, Downes produced another fine display alongside Dozzell. The pair work together so well with Downes breaking up the play and getting Town up the pitch. Moved to the right of a diamond for the last twenty minutes as Lambert tried to combat the pressure from Coventry.

Gwion Edwards – 6

Played in his more natural position on the right wing, Edwards very nearly put Town ahead when his cross / shot went just wide and missing the on running Judge in the first half. His previous defensive role has added to his game with Edwards helping out Donacien regularly throughout. Replaced for the more experienced Skuse just passed the hour mark.

Jon Nolan – 7

Again tasked with the job of linking up the midfield to attack, again doing it with ease. Showed both sides to his game early on, a brilliant defensive challenge early on Bakayoko followed by a brilliant late midfield run with his glancing header going just wide. Fizzled out after the break and then moved into a deeper role after the introduction of Jackson.

Will Keane – 7

Now that is how to play the lone striker role. Well for 45 minutes at least! Not isolated and chasing long hoofed balls, instead the vocal point of the attack where we can play up to with quality whilst bringing others into play. Another goal for Will Keane, who rose highest to thump Judge’s floating cross into the net midway through the first half. Nearly doubled his and Town’s tally shortly after but his header rebounded of the post. Unfortunately, went more direct after the break which doesn’t suit Keane, nor Town!

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