Now the dust is starting to settle maybe, just maybe, we can look a little more dispassionately at events on Saturday against Luton.
The manager already is, of course, and will be hoping fans do the same as we gear up for another week in the relegation mire… and hope Nottingham Forest can do Stoke a favour at Middlesbrough tonight.
We will also be keeping an eye on that Manchester United link to Nathan Collins once again and, no doubt, wonder if the timing had anything to do with him being left out on Saturday.
Left out for James Chester, of course, who was in the thick of that late drama at Luton, so we will be looking at where he stands as well.
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