We asked our Rovers fans jury: Would you throw Tosin Adarabioyo straight in for this weekend’s game at Fulham?

I MIGHT be very tempted. He may be young, raw and inexperienced but could he do any worse than our current crop of “defenders”?

It beggars belief that we are still basically playing the same back four who regularly disgraced themselves last season. Players who don’t like tackling or heading a ball and seem incapable of man marking the opposition.

Why oh why do we keep buying midfielders when we have a terrible goals against record?

Like thousands of others I think the situation is self-evident and needs urgent attention.

Paul Yates

IT WAS frustrating to see last seasons issues unresolved last weekend so the idea of throwing Adarabioyo isn’t a bad one.

With that being said, considering he hasn’t had a pre-season I think it would be a risk. Despite our defensive frailties it’s important that we have players that are match fit.

Fulham will be desperate to amend their loss in the opening weekend, so a more experienced side may be beneficial.

Either way I trust Mowbray’s judgement and have confidence in any team he selects.

Tom Schofield

ONE game in, it’s nothing to get excited about but it is concerning that the problems that hampered us last year have not been addressed.

Charlie Mulgrew seemed behind the pace of the game, Elliot Bennett was only a temporary right back, Amari’i Bell lacked in conviction and Darragh Lenihan only excelled when he led the back line. 

Defensively, it has been a very disappointing summer and I fear that too much hope was put into the arrival of Patrick Bauer with limited contingency plans. 

Tosin Adarabioyo is a positive addition but not enough to tackle our whole-scale defensive issues which spreads across our back four.

Still, as our only other viable central defensive option, I would play him, if for nothing more than to get the best out of Lenihan who on our day is our best defender.

Kelvin Wilkins