It'll be the strongest team possible, we can't afford to go out of the cup in the first roundI imagine it’ll be a slightly second team that is played. Wilson, Watson, Drysdale, Williams, Mason etc would like to see some youth players given another chance bapaga, Eccles etc. Personally think a draw is the best result for us if the fixture is rescheduled before Sunderland meaning max would be back for Sunderland away!
Or in a mad world, it could be just that Robins wants to give both our left backs game time. Not everything is some mad conspiracy. Mason was first choice and in a lot of peoples opinion player of the season so far up until about four games ago. I also don't think anyone who will be in to sign McCallum will be put off by him possibly being cup tied for one or two FA Cup games.If Mason replaces McCallum and therefore stops him from being cup tied, it might be a sign that the rumours that we are looking to cash in on McCallum come the transfer window might have some weight behind them.
In fairness to Bakayoko, goals aren't the issue... It's his all round play which he gets stick for. If you look at his goals / minute ratio, it's pretty good. I just don't he adds enough other than his goals.Going to depend on whether the other strikers step up without Biamou and Godden. But goals need to come from the rest of the team too. Narrow win 1 nil