Rodwell cannot play every position on the pitch. Everytime there is a spot we're having trouble filling Rodwell seems to get stuck in. I have to wonder sometimes what are people seeing in him that I am not? He is a prospect and plays like one at the moment. He's done ok in midfield but hardly setting us alight with creative passing (something we need from whoever fills that position IMO). It's only that Arteta has set the bar so low of late that it's not as noticeable.
I'd still be playing Yak with Cahill, but if we're looking to play Cahill as the loan striker it really might be worth trying Billy in his natural position.
This, with all due respect to those who disagree.
I just don't see the wisdom of taking our most potent goalscorer Cahill out of what is by far his best position to see what Rodwell can do there instead. Particularly against a very good team like Citeh.
Play Ossie in the middle with Fell, Rodwell to the bench, Cahill behind the lone striker. And please make that lone striker Yakubu.
FFS, Davey, Saha(ra) is in the midst of an epic drought. And if you're going to sell Yak in January, up his fee by putting him out there to score a goal. Or at least help create them. He's damn good at that, you know. And at present, Jester Louis is good for nothing except a night off for opposing CBs.