Connal Trueman had a pretty difficult time of it at the Riverside stadium. Although he could do nothing about Britt Assombalonga’s goal, there were a couple of occasions where he lost the battle in the air.
Facing a Tony Pulis side is always a tough challenge for a keeper, and it proved to be a hard game for the 22-year-old who was playing just his second game at this level.
When asked on Twitter whether he’d consider a recall if Garry Monk asked him to return, David Stockdale said he’d be back in a heartbeat, and fans were obviously hoping the manager does have a chat with our no.13:
Needs to be put back in goal. Monk needs to eat abit of humble pie on this one. #bcfc
— Joe Stewart (@joe_stu1) 12 August 2018
@stockogk1313 don’t think you will be going to Leeds they have 2 great keepers so please stay at the Blues and work your way back in the team mate. @GarryMonk is a top gaffer and I am sure he may give you your spot back if you prove to him to fight for it! #KRO
— Scotty Powell (@MrScottyPowell) 12 August 2018
May aswell play him if we’re paying his wages makes no sense ????
— Pedro661™ (@Pedro_661) 12 August 2018
Let’s make this happen…Get stocko back
— richard p (@rpercy39) 13 August 2018
I hope he does. yes you made mistakes last year – everyone does. but you also saved us quite a few very important points. would be welcome back with open arms imo
— 約旦 (@_fxckjordan) 12 August 2018
???????? I remember last season when u come back from injury and the difference you made to the organisation of the defence and your distribution being on point. I hope u get a chance to prove yourself again! #KRO
— Jason Jagger (@Jay_Jagger) 12 August 2018
Some fans think he is showing a professional attitude:
Great attitude tbf, I hope there is a way back – keep being persistent ????
— Callum (@BluesCallum) 12 August 2018
@GarryMonk This is the attitude we love as Bluesnoses!
— Jim Smith (@BigJimSmithKRO) 12 August 2018
Trueman is a young keeper and it’s very easy to have a kneejerk reaction to the game on Saturday. Two games is hardly enough time to judge anyone’s performances.
However, it seems like Monk will offer Lee Camp a chance to prove himself instead. The former Cardiff keeper will be in the starting line up for the Carabao Cup game against Reading tomorrow, while it seems a starting place is up for grabs for the match against Swansea on Friday night.