I can see why he refused to go. He’s been treated pretty shabbily. Hardly given a chance upfront and then loaned out at the first opportunity and then isolated from the senior group on his return. Why would he then want to go on tour only to make up the numbers?
So no point in playing him against Peterborough if he doesn't give enough of a shit.
I would play him against Peterborough because it would be giving him a chance in the first team as opposed to going on the tour and playing with the youngsters in the reserves like Baldock has. Seems pointless to have taken Baldock on tour really.
I’m not keen on this isolation stuff. I can see why it’s been done but it’s also counter productive. If the player is a problem then fine. Isolate them. The likes of Gunter, GMac, Mannone etc are far from that.
Baldock is a better player and likely has a better attitude. I feel bad for McNulty but it was a stupid signing in the first place.