Originally Posted by Twigginater
Evans is a fine left back, and he's played there before for us.
When has Smalling played right back for us? I genuinely can't remember.
He can fill in, but we are a much weaker side without a player getting forward a lot on the left to support the winger.
Smalling did a better job at RB and its easy to see that Jones could play the role without problems, thats if you've actually watched Jones play.
He's probably the best out and out defender of the three, arguably the best on the ball of the three, less pace than Smalling but lots more than Evans and the added bonus that Jones is the best of the 3 in the air. I'm not saying he wouldnt need to practice the position in training and would definitely play the role amazingly from his very first game in the team there like with Smalling. But there is no reason to doubt that he can play there