One pleasing aspect from the game last night was the confirmation of initial thoughts after the Gillingham game when I suggested that Georges-Kevin N'Koudou looked a better prospect than Clinton Njie after only 30 minutes of football. I think his performance last night confirmed that.
When he came on against CSKA he immediately skipped past players and caused them problems, plus his pace was allowing him to sprint back and cover when we were in danger of being over;loaded. His display was highly encouraging and he looks a certainty to start the next League Cup tie against Liverpool now.
His pace is a weapon that we can bring on in games in the second half to exploit space, tired minds and tired legs.
"We tried to find more mobility in our offensive position. It is for that reason we changed Vincent for N'Koudou, to have more pace down the sides."