Cue the return of Darren Pratley and the continued transformation of the team, building on the switch to a back 3 that finally happened a couple of weeks earlier. With Pratley taking the game to Fleetwood and killing their space all over the park, suddenly our forwards have a far more freedom and Morais in particular looked like a new player.
Pratley is subbed after 80 minutes and Karacan is brought on. I can see why Parky signed him, but he looks more like a Spearing back up than a replacement for Pratley's engine. Fleetwood duly score a late consolation as we start to sit deeper.
Pratley's second game 3 days later was the 4 nil thrashing of the Gills. He played 71 minutes and Karacan was brought on as we were already 4 goals up.
His third match - only 4 days later - was the nervy home win against the Cobblers. The game went to the wire and so did Pratley playing a full 90 minutes. I don't think Parky had dared to take him off.
And finally last night when he was subbed as soon as we went 1 - 3 up, the point at which I reckon Parky felt it was safe to take him off. Karacan came on again and again we started to sit deeper and deeper - until they scored.
I don't know about you guys but I reckon that the return of Pratley has been the most significant contribution to our recent upturn in form. Morais has been great but that's partly due to Prats' work IMO. I think he's been invaluable to our team and we've had 4 wins out of 4 since he came back.