Agree about Maynards last game but the difference is that we know that once match sharp he has a presence in midfield that cannot be matched by either Hughes or Wallace.Ofcourse it means being match fit and that is why I would have preferred Maynard to have had time on the pitch. There is the distinct danger that lack of opportunity to get sharp will result in two static midfielders who win few 50/50 balls being the only options.There was a time when Hughes was valued for his passing but that has been far from impressive in recent months.
It could be argued that each are experienced but Wallace has relatively few career games under his belt
Yes I thought Hughesy was a great signing but it all seems to have now fallen flat. Maynard is best in a back 5 role but has to get himself match fit and up to pace by the time of the play offs. None of Hughes, Maynard (nightmares of that crucial miss at Lincoln) or Wallace are capable of scoring. Connor Jennings is our only stand out midfielder at the moment. Sousa and Collins with their pace, or as someone else has suggested, dropping the "hard working" Norwood back into midfield as he is certainly not scoring enough goals as a forward.
Midfield pecking order for the play-offs? In decreasing order, based on current fitness workrate: Connor, Duggan, Wallace, Sousa, Collins, Norwood, Dunn, Maynard, Hughes, Jenno