I think the only things to be worried about in the first half are the things that are / were possibilities for the summer.
We were hugely hampered by effectively only having a one man full forward line. I don’t normally single out players who did badly, and I only do it in this case because the guy is very good elsewhere, but Rushe just didn’t happen at all on Saturday. Other then marking a defender, he served no function. That left Dillon as the only full forward, so we effectively played with a 14 man team with a one man full forward line. That affected everything.
The first half midfield was a disappointment. They were a potential summer midfield, but for me they didn’t bring the intensity needed. McBride showed how it should be done in the second half.
I wouldn’t be too concerned about the half forward line (starting), because that will contain Sutcliffe and Keaney come summer. Likewise I wouldn’t be overly worried about the backs, who weren’t great, as we know they can be better.
But midfield and Rushe were two disappointments. But that is part of the learning curve.
If I have a worry overall it is about intensity. We need to bring a lot more of it and for 70 minutes. Plans, systems etc don’t mean a lot if the other team has the ball.