Ah ok, make that 3 games we've won without him but I'm not sure I want to count that fixture as we always seem to be guaranteed a win when they visit
lol I was thinking that as I posted it.
However, i'm not sure it's a simple case of we can't win without him - given most of our team hasn't been up to standard this term, and he missed only two games last season after he signed.. not a great data set. He's also played in a number of games we've not won this season. Just co-incidence from a stats viewpoint that he's been missing during some of our worst games this season. He might of helped but given it's a lack of forward penetration and random errors by players, the only way he might of changed that would have been if he was playing in place of the player that made the critical mistake in a given game, which seems unlikely given the spread of errors in different positions, and that he would likely have been playing with Barry anyway.
I just hope we get what everyone seems to want, Besic and McCarthy starting together in the DM slots. We've missed his industry certainly, and with Mo growing in confidence, having the covering ability of James coming in to support him might be perfectly timed.