Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Gilbert: View From A Rover

Gilbert: View From A Rover

Peter Gilbert returned to the Owls squad on Saturday for the first time since he picked up his knee injury - we ask the editor from our sister site, Vital Doncaster Rovers, how he got on at the Keepmoat.

-------------------------------------------

1. How did Gilbert do at Rovers in a nutshell?

OK, fitted in well, did the job he was brought in to do.

2. What were his strengths and weaknesses with you?

Seemed strong in a tackle, and track backed well. Slotted in to the team well and didn't look out of place at all, linked up well with the rest of defence. Only weakness was he tired early in his first few games, which was understandable as he hasn't been playing. A good League One player, though I'd want to see more of him to know if he could cut it in the Championship on a regular basis.

3. What did the Rovers fans make of a 'Wendy' playing for Rovers, and what was the general feeling of him?

No animosity at all, the fans were impressed with him.

4. Would you have wanted to keep him if you could?

Not sure. We've already two good left backs at the club, and Gilbert was brought in when injury and suspensions kicked in. Personally don't think he's much better than we've got, which isn't to say he's a bad player, just that I'd pick young Sean McDaid ahead of him. Though I get the feeling we didn't see all he has to offer when fully fit. Would be useful addition to squad but not an 'essential buy'.

5. What were his stats like? Did he get a fair crack of the whip or make any assists?

Played in every game during his stay here with the exception of the game at Crewe in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Had a couple of shots at goal, but alas, nothing went in for him. Didn't get too many chances to get forward but when he did put some good balls in.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday February 13 2007
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
Not much better than Doncaster Rovers already have? Oh dear!
sandgroanun
14/02/2007 11:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Getting Shirty

We take a look at Wednesday's new 3rd strip, selected by the fans, for the 150th year of Sheffield Wednesday.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Wednesday finish in the top six?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes, dont panic!62%
Yes, if Carlos is replaced!0%
Agony as we just miss out0%
No, we wont this season38%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
Write for Vital Football