UK time is: 02:08:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 13 2007

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments

Not much better than Doncaster Rovers already have? Oh dear!
sandgroanun
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Tigers to offer Owls target new deal (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Preview: Owls v Charlton (Sunday April 20 2014)

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58
14. Bolton 44 13 16 15 -3 55
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45

Breaking League News

Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner
Forest : 23/04/2014 23:07:00
DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
Forest : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Upson - Positive Focus Required
Brighton : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Final 2 games for Seasiders
Blackpool : 23/04/2014 20:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%