Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-1 Championship defeat at Barnsley

Dejected Norwich City players at Barnsley. A regular sight. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Lt

Dejected Norwich City players at Barnsley. A regular sight. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' fourth straight league defeat on the road.

Norwich City fans can vote here and this is Paddy's verdict on Alex Neil's troops.

• John Ruddy

Barnsley's match-winner may have took a deflection but the big man would be disappointed to concede from that range. Spilled a corner in the first-half but got back to rectify his error. 6.5

• Ivo Pinto

Signs of rust in the first-half with too many wayward deliveries and poor passes. Took a painful looking whack in the second period. 6.5

Most Read

• Ryan Bennett

Failed to track Tom Bradshaw for the opening goal. 6.5

• Seb Bassong

Bradshaw ran between him and his centre-back partner to slot the opener. Questionable communication again. Much like QPR's second goal recently. Near post clearance dropped to Conor Hourihane for the winner. 6.5

• Robbie Brady

Defensive questions persist in regard to the opening goal. Gave Josh Scowen too much time and space to whip in an assist. Better when pushed further forward. 6.5

• Jonny Howson

Dragged a first-half shot wide. Fortunate to get away with miscued clearance hammered over by Sam Winnall. 6.5

• Graham Dorrans

Collateral damage in the first-half. Totally bypassed. Added protection with the arrival of Youssouf Mulumbu allowed him to get on the ball. 6.5

• Jacob Murphy

One shot blocked at close range by Angus MacDonald sparked concerted away penalty appeals. Better chance under pressure again six yards out later on was guided the wrong side of the far-post. 6.5

• Alex Pritchard

Fulcrum of all that was good about Norwich versus Brentford. Here the most graphic illustration Alex Neil got his team set-up wrong in the opening period. Spent more time trying to win flick-ons with his back to goal against considerably bigger defenders. No surprise he was hooked at the break. 6.0

• Josh Murphy

Got to the byline on a couple of occasions but not able to pick out team mates. Another casualty of a midfield mix that was simply over-run. 6.0

• Nelson Oliveira

Cut inside to unleash an instinctive, unstoppage low shot past Adam Davies. Touch, awareness and a prodigious work-rate. Stand-out performer. 7.5

City substitutes

• Youssouf Mulumbu 7.0

Bite, muscle and industry. All qualities sadly lacking prior to his introduction.

(for Josh Murphy, 45)

• Martin Olsson 7.0

Freed Robbie Brady to push into a more advanced role. Whipped in a cross Jacob Murphy failed to get on target. Plenty of back-tracking as well.

(for Alex Pritchard, 45)

• Kyle Lafferty n/a

Won a couple of flick-ons but little time to make any genuine impact.

(for Robbie Brady, 85)

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter