Rob Hutchison is a home and away regular and manages to encapsulate each of our players’ performances in the briefest of single word summaries. He was at Kenilworth Road yesterday to witness a hard fought draw with a Luton Town side who could be there or there abouts when the League 1 title is being decided at the back end. Are we League 1 ready? He sees an improvement on last week and thinks we are.

When it came to those who appeared off the bench he decided to leave the vagaries of the spellcheck uncorrected. Fitting he thought in Mr Cattermole’s case!

Rob Hutchison

Hutch’s One Word Player Ratings:

McLaughlin 7 – assured
Oviedo 7 – sharp
Baldwin 7 – busy
Loovens 7 – strong
Matthews 6 – leggy
Maguire 7 – athletic
Mumba 6 – steady
Power 7 – tidy
Honeyman 6 – neat
Gooch 8 – quality MOTM
Maja 7 – developing
Subs
Carts 5 – predictable
Known 5 – brief
Molyneux 5 – brief

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Born in Hetton le Hole, deputy editor Malcolm Dawson's first game at Roker Park was the three all draw with Leicester City at the beginning of the 64-65 season. Having spent more than thirty years living in the East Midlands, he was Chairman and Information Officer of the Heart of England Branch of the Supporters' Association but has now returned to live in County Durham.

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