Russell is a young player clearly suffering from a crisis in confidence. He'll come good again. I'm also not into the continual Doyle bashing. He's a very capable player at this level.
Doyle is competent defensively but very poor going forward despite his fitness and pace to get up and down the line.
Will Russell ever come good again? He's looked short of confidence for well over a year now. Duffy's tried everything, persisting with him, dropping him then bringing him back in. I suppose now that there is genuine competition for him then it's make or break. I hope for the sake of his career he gets back to his potential. Maybe he's better off starting fresh at a new club. I watched highlights from our games a couple of years ago this week and he used to have no fear whatsoever going forward and didn't hesitate making a pass etc. Hope he can get back to his best but I'd have Iredale starting every week ahead of Russell right now.