Date: 14th January 2020 at 7:00pm
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It’s time for one of my favourite subjects.

You really didn’t think I was going to let this story pass me by did you?

When the teams were announced for the Luton Town game on the weekend, there was one very obvious change that had taken place. Having been in the starting eleven since late November, Connal Trueman was dropped to the bench and replaced with Lee Camp.

However, it seems as though it wasn’t anything to do with what Trueman did wrong in the preceding weeks, rather there was one area that Blues boss Pep Clotet believed put him head and shoulders above the 23-year-old.

Speaking after the game, the Spaniard said that Camp’s performance against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup showed him that he deserved to have another go in the first team:

“When Connal came on he did a good job, he got himself a lot of experience in the Championship and got a lot of games. When it came to being away from home…I thought Campy the other day (against Blackburn) managed to control the defence very well and that he deserved to keep playing at Luton. That doesn’t mean that I don’t trust Connal I just picked the best one for Luton. Connal’s time will come again in his Blues career.”

My only concern about this, is that it looks like there’s potential for Trueman to be thrown back into the team later in the season. I have said before when he first came into the team that we needed a lot more stability at the position and that constant changes would not be good for him, and I hold that same concern with this.

It’s fine to throw in Camp for one game in the cup, given the amount of rotation that takes place, it makes sense to do so as a one-off, but Clotet is basically insinuating that he plans to chop and change again in the future depending on the opponent, and that just doesn’t sit right with me.

Will Camp stay in goal for the rest of the season now?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Once he made the change to go with Trueman, that should have been that, and I just hope that the next time that Camp decides to change goalkeeper, he does so for good rather than just another one or two games.

 
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6 Replies to ““I just picked the best one”: Clotet hints at further rotation at key position – Report”

  • Camp is the best GK we have. Trueman was given his chance but he failed to take it.
    Not one clean sheet did not command his area looked out of place. So what was Pep to do all he can do is put Camp back in.

    Camp is not a great keeper but Unfortunately Trueman was out of his depth. Camp is the best we have right now.

    So maybe you should stop bleating on about it and let Pep do his job. He may not be the most experienced manager in the world or even the championship but I will take his judgement over yours any day of the week. Because he has more nollege in his little finger than you have in your whole entire brain when it comes to football.

    KRO

    • Well said I totally agree with that.

      Camp is the best we have.
      But I hope we don’t settle for that and get a replacement soon.

      Also a striker/CF is needed desperately.

  • Not sure of the point of this post however…..

    Don’t want to blame Truenan but our winless run has coincided with him in goal.

    He a young kid with potential.

    Camp makes mistakes but do do all keepers

    We lost points earlier on in the season and Camp took the brunt of the blame despite the forwards missing chances.

    He is an organiser and a great kicker

    Deserves his place

    Alwaysablue

  • My take on Pep’s comments is that Trueman has been given a chance and blown it, but has gained some good experience from it. Camp has more experience and helps the defence with organisation and positioning. Just as I said when there were calls for Truemam and Ramos to come in
    Far more to goalkeeping than shot stopping but on the showing when Trueman was in i think he is behind Camp on that score as well.

  • Trueman has had to play with a poor defence in front of him. We get JCS back and Camp gets a better defence ahead of him. Camp has no future at the club we need a new keeper. Trueman hasn’t kept a clean sheet but neither has Camp since he came back. I personally would rather see trueman behind a better defence than Calamity Camp but each to their own.

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