Cardiff v The Iron (Player Ratings)
Kasper Schmichael - 6
Not too much to do but collected efficiently and looked confident. Kicking was lon distance but often sliced and maybe could have got a hand on the goal.
Kevin McNaughton - 6
Withdrawn second half and seems unable to show his best form on the right. Efficient but quiet.
Darren Purse- 7
Tried to instill some determination and played solidly enough.
Roger Johnson - 7
Recalled and vindicated the decision. Dominant and pleaded with his side to pass the ball..
Tony Capaldi - 5
A poor game, rarely involved and aside from one link with Ledley will be disappointed.
Trevor Sinclair - 6
Struggled for possession and in NOT A RIGHT BACK! Allowed Hurst to cross but at least injected some guile in attack.
Stephen McPhail - 6
Got his first goal and showed glimpses of form, but not enough to dictate. Still too conservative to threaten.
Gavin Rae - 6
Some good sliding challenges but partnership with McPhail is lacking. Busy but largely fruitless running.
Joe Ledley - 7 M.O.M.
Starved of possession but was willing to run at players. Looked a danger and involved in much of our best stuff, denied by a good save.
Robbie Fowler - 5
Largely anonymous and the occasional touch of flick is not enough to improve our current form.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - 6
Did threaten but his touch was way off. Good assist but few meaningful contributions aside from complaining.
Paul Parry- 6
Injected some pace and drive but space was quickly closed down and few options were open. A good low shot and cross were highlights.
Thompson - 6
Impressive cameo as he caused problems and showed good footwork on occasions. Mixed things up, won headers and must be pushing for a start.