Well, I sort of saw this kind of thing coming, that’s why I asked the question.
When news broke the other day that Jefferson Montero was set to leave St Andrew’s at the end of the season, I pondered whether it was worth our while to play him between now and May. And judging by the response to his performance last night, I think the answer falls safely in the ‘leave him off the pitch’ category.
Whilst the Blues managed to come out of Oakwell last night with the victory, it’s fair to say that not everybody was pulling their weight, with Montero coming in for a lot of stick for his display before he was eventually replaced by Jeremie Bela in the 70th minute.
Perhaps this was always the plan to give him a few games and allow Bela a little bit of rest every now and then, so hopefully it doesn’t come to anything more than that, because he hasn’t contributed much to the team’s efforts this season, and judging on last night, he probably won’t be doing much going forward either.
Finally, it’s like we’ve been playing with 10 men
— Goz1875 (@KrisGozra) February 11, 2020
If Montero can be a professional footballer, so can I
— Emily Drakeley (@emdrakeley) February 11, 2020
One foot out the Ecuador, so to speak.
— Karlton Hutchinson (@hitdude19) February 11, 2020
Exactly, absolute nothing player. Surely Keita can get some minutes over him or something, Bailey…
— Tom ⚡ ☢️ (@TomMuzzzz) February 11, 2020
70 minutes too late. Awful player. Should have give Keita a chance
— Craig Milner (@CraigyMilner) February 11, 2020
I think it's time Montero was "rested" #bcfc
— Dean Matthews (@deanobluenose) February 11, 2020
I've sweated more sat on my sofa then montero has tonight. #bcfc
— Stuart Jones (@spjonah77) February 11, 2020
Just saw Keita doing skills as he come off the pitch. Already done more than montero In the game #bcfc
— Jordan (@Jssstan) February 11, 2020
Should Montero play for the Blues again?
It may be best to just call it quits if this is the kind of reception he’s going to get.