Stoke City fullback Moritz Bauer has seemingly fallen out of favour with manager Gary Rowett of late.
Having started the season at right-back in our opening two games of the 2018/19 Championship campaign, the 26-year-old has found game time limited since then featuring as only a substitute in the league, although he did take in this weeks midweek clash with Sunderland in the EFL Trophy.
You got to hide the anger. practising smiling in the mirror. It‘s like putting on a mask..
— Moritz Bauer (@_bauermoritz) September 4, 2018
With defensive issues given our start to the year so far following on from relegation last term, it’s understandable as to why Rowett had made changes, but it seems a number of fans don’t believe he’s called this one right as Bauer has quickly established himself as a fan favourite following his arrival from Rubin last January.
Bauer is FUMIN (quite rightly) pic.twitter.com/EFnNDt7B81
— Tom (@tshammersley) September 4, 2018
Must be difficult but try & keep your chin up ????
— John Mothershaw (@pottersjohn) September 4, 2018
— Steve Hunt (@stokecity_SH) September 4, 2018
— Jeremy Leese (@caribbeanpotter) September 4, 2018
Just keep going Bauer! We got you!! pic.twitter.com/UeK4Yq9Cyd
— ???? Geeby Yu ???? (@GeebyYu) September 5, 2018
Future club captain, stay strong!
— Graeme Lauchlan (@grmljag) September 4, 2018
Keep going Moritz, we're all hoping you get your chance soon enough.
— Gareth (@OatcakeEater) September 4, 2018
Keep going mate, the fans are with you and absolutely amazed that your not playing in the 1st team ????????♂️ #Toplad
— Jamie ???????? (@jamiescfc16) September 4, 2018
Stay positive matey, you have 30000 fans all wondering why your not in the 1st team aswell, You better get a chance soon I’m sure you will ????????????
— dave rushton (@daverushton2) September 5, 2018
Whilst the reactions are by no means 100% in his favour, he does have his critics, it appears the vast majority of those who took the time to respond to his initial post that indicated his current frustration are rooting for him.