Cheltenham 3 Walsall 0 – Player ratings

Following the 3-0 loss away to Cheltenham Town, Liam Keen rates the Walsall players.

Emmanuel Osadebe
Emmanuel Osadebe

Liam Roberts - 4

Partially at fault for the first and third goals, it was a disappointing afternoon for Roberts who did not command his box.

Cameron Norman - 6

A decent all-round showing. Norman was the best performer of the back four and helped with some attacking phases of play.

Dan Scarr - 5

An own goal and a display lacking leadership, which is unlike Scarr. He also should have done better with some attacking set pieces.

Zak Jules - 6

Jules did not pull up any trees, but was similarly steady in his play. A few slack passes here and there, but nothing damaging.

Callum Cockerill-Mollett - 5

Despite giving the ball away too often in the first half and making rash challenges, Cockerill-Mollett actually had an improved performance compared to his showing last week.

Rory Holden - 5

Some flashes of creativity but not enough. Holden needs to play centrally and he’s currently suffering because of it.

Danny Guthrie - 5

When given time on the ball Guthrie was effective at picking out the pass. When closed down he looked off the pace.

Liam Kinsella - 6

Unfortunate not to get a penalty but after that Kinsella did the simple things well and managed the game effectively considering he was on a yellow card.

Emmanuel Osadebe - 4

Osadebe did not take his chance in the starting XI and was largely anonymous, particularly in the first half when he floated between positions.

Jake Scrimshaw - 7

On his first league start Scrimshaw was probably Walsall’s man of the match. Unlucky not to score with his half-volley attempt and he put in a shift.

Elijah Adebayo - 6

Not Adebayo’s worst performance but not as effective as he would have liked. He looked tired.

Substitutes

James Clarke (for Cockerill-Mollett, 70), Wes McDonald (for Guthrie, 70), Caolan Lavery (for Adebayo, 70), Jack Nolan (for Osadebe, 87), Stuart Sinclair (for Scrimshaw, 87).

Subs not used: Rose, White.

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