- Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:35 pm
I am desperately worried about the effect this congested programme of matches coming up in three competitions will have on our promotion chances. Whatever Jackett says the tiredness factor is a big one and cost us dearly last season in the final run-in. By the time we came to the play offs we were completely 'shot away'.
What effect also will it have on the team if (1) we win through to Wembley again in that wretched Leasing.Com affair and kick off all the anticipation and excitement that brings , also (2) as can be expected, we exit the F A Cup, which game, with its big crowd and national focus, will inevitably take a lot out of us. In between we have a run of league games and how will they focus sufficiently on those?. I just don't think it bodes well for the run of wins we need for automatic promotion let alone the play-offs.
How can it be avoided. Little else but to put out a team of 'reserves' v. Exeter for a start.