Of course it hasn’t an impact, every team encounters it every year. Using it as an excuse is the ridiculous thing.Anyone who thinks that a raft of injuries / suspensions, regardless of who we’re missing as a result, doesn’t have an enormous impact on a young side is dead-set clueless.
More than anything, young players need cohesion; they need to know who is either side of them to feel as comfortable as possible when their backs are inevitably up against the wall.
Our incredibly young team hasn’t had that all year. How often have we been able to name the same 17 and then not have to make in game changes?
Sure it’s not the only reason for our form, but it would have to at least be one of the major factors.
But then again, some people on here have absolutely no intention of considering opinions that don't reflect their own.