Well, the first thing you generally lose is momentum, but as the Blues are lacking any at the moment, this is perhaps the best time to pause proceedings. In fact, a circuit break could be just what the doctor ordered!
We have more than a dozen players out through injury at the moment. Once again, this has had a detrimental effect upon our season so far. Injuries are extensive and varied. Muscle tears and ankle concerns are commonplace, but they have been joined on the treatment table these days by the Coronavirus, which has felled not only players and the back-room staff but also the manager himself!
I would be particularly disappointed if we were flying right now, with a full squad of players to choose from, and playing the attractive football that owner Marcus Evans strives for. The truth is we are not. At the moment, even winning matches has become a serious struggle, so this is perhaps the perfect moment to pull the plug.
Manager Paul Lambert told Sky Sports that a short term suspension of the season might be the best way forward. “Could you extend the league more into June? Yes, you could, because no disrespect, League One and League Two don’t have too many international players that need to go to the Euros!”
He makes a valid point and he knows as well as we do, that a circuit break might just give the club enough time to get some of his chosen few, back into the first-team picture. Kane Vincent-Young and Flynn Downes are impossible to replace. The sooner we have them back the more chance we have of excelling in this division. Teddy Bishop and Gwion Edwards are the other two that we are sadly missing. With time they will be back and a pause would give us all some valuable breathing space.