When Rotherham United were trying in vain to break down Carlisle United’s defiant 10 men last Saturday, there was clearly something lacking.
Yes, it was certainly very congested in the final third and particularly in and around the penalty area, but the sort of individual spark or spot of creativity that might just have made the difference, was missing.
The Millers had plenty doing their damnedest to try and find a way through but that bit of sharpness or willingness to go at the opposition was lacking. Apart from one occasion.
Nouha Dicko, loan signing from Wigan Athletic until January, went on with just under half-an-hour to go.
His first contribution a few minutes later was to dribble into the area, taking on defenders. His centre flicked off a Carlisle leg and was inches from being an own goal when Max Ehmer popped up right on the goalline to clear.
It was the sort of individuality that was needed.
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