Best of the rest?

After what can only be described as a underwear ruining victory against Yeovil I’ve decided to take a break from obsessively looking at the table, fixtures, twitter and GasChat to look at players from other teams that have impressed me this season.

This I hope will stop me going slowly mad as this insanely close race for the top three comes to it’s conclusion. As it stands only 2 points separate 2nd from 5th with all those teams in with a great shout of claiming one of the two remaining automatic promotion places.

As we saw this weekend all the teams around us can slip up and that has played into our hands as we slipped into 3rd on goal difference and just a single point behind Oxford in 2nd.

I’ve picked out one goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker that I have been impressed with and think could maybe play at a higher level than league two.

Goalkeeper – Artur Krysiak – 26 – Polish – Yeovil Town


Back in August 6″4 Krysiak formed a one man barrier that held out a determined and sustained Rovers bombardment until Ellis Harrisons 88th minute winner. You can watch it again here. On that day I was immensely impressed with his shot stopping as he made great save after great save.

This time around seeing him at the Mem I have to say he had no chance with either of the goals. What stood out to me this time around was his distribution and the calmness he exuded on the ball.

In addition a couple of times on Saturday he was very quick off his line to gather up through balls and rushed out to close down Gaffney forcing him into trying an audacious chip which went narrowly wide.

At 26 you would think his best years are ahead of him and at a higher level.

Defender – Ryan Creswell – 28 – English – Northampton Town

DEADLINE DAY DEAL - the Cobblers have bought Fleetwood defender Ryan Cresswell

I’ve only seen Ryan play once this season at that first game of the season at the Mem. However he is pretty much the only defender I’ve seen this season that has stuck in my mind.

Commanding in the air and strong I hated him on the day, but he undoubtedly a good player and I don’t think he will look out of place in league one next season.




Midfielder – Gregg Wylde – 25 – Scottish – Plymouth Argyle


Gregg followed Derek Adams from Scotland to Argyle and been ever present in the Argyle side that has been 3rd for most of the season.

Previously of Rangers (pre administration) Gregg is rapid with a bag of tricks and and end product to match I wouldn’t be surprised to see him climbing the leagues in future years.

In a very exciting game at the Mem he matched and sometimes burnt Danny Leadbitter for pace which I don’t think any winger has done this season.

He was unlucky not to score against us at the Mem hitting the bar after a very impressive run.

I think he is more than capable of playing in the next division up.



Striker – Lyle Taylor – 26 -English – AFC Wimbledon


The obvious choice here would be Kemar Roofe after his award of league 2 player of the year, but I’m still bitter after he robbed Matty Taylor of the award so I’m going with Lyle Taylor.

He looked dangerous for Wimbledon when they came to the Mem. Very quick he gave Wimbledon a great outlet on the break and showed a good touch too.

I know I for one felt very nervous every time he got on the ball and I think now he could easily play at a higher level.

Those are the players that stand out to me from the season, but I only attended home games so I could well have missed other standout players.

That has distracted me for an hour so now it’s back to obsessing over form tables and fixture lists. Next up Stevenage. You can find the match preview here.


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