Rooney because we need a midfielder who can pass, Beni stays at home and mops up. Sigurdsson and Vlasic tuck in to support the central midfielders. Anyone willing to run behind the defense is welcome in those CF positions.
Yeah, it's not great, but who knows at this point?
I think doing that we would run the risk of being exposed in midfield again and leave massive gaps for them to exploit. If you are going to play 2 centre midfielders in a 4-4-2 they either need to be very disciplined and sit or extremely energetic and be able to cover a lot of ground so they dont get caught out when we lose the ball. Also the centre backs are playing so badly at the moment we need to protect them as well as we can. Williams and Keane were very poor last night but at the same time they got no protection in front of them to make it slightly easier.
They dont score a lot of goals so in my opinion we should be going for a solid first approach and try and exploit their weaknesses. We are going behind in too many matches, 2 behind in pretty much every game with Unsworth so we shouldnt go with an expansive attacking lineup and risk it happening again. Get a solid shape, protect the defence, frustrate them and if we can go on push on for the winner then great but the first priority for this game should be organised, solid and give us a chance of winning the game without having to score 3.