Said yesterday at HT that Bobby needs a extended break, when you think about how much football the lad has played over the last 18months or so, its just not the number of games he's played in, its the intensity of those games,
Then came the WC, and the lengthy months that took up, instead putting his feet up for a couple of months he continued to train, travel, play, train travel play etc etc,
Is it any wonder then he's well off his usual exuberance?
Yes ok there are others who are in a similar situation but each player is different and will have different recovery levels,
As i touched on yesterday, we are at the start of a sustained period of games where our success this season will be determined ,
Where we will need all of our players at their optimum, this the ideal opportunity to rest our main protagonists whilst giving those on the periphery the games that will get them up to speed and match fitness,
Bobby needs a rest, he's pivotal for us and we wont be the same without him, if he were to break down completely, so id be inclined to take him out altogether just for a few weeks and recharge the batteries.