Aye, he's a strange case alright. Was really highly rated as a youngster but it's never been clear to me why he was. He just doesn't have any attributes to be a FB.He is so unlike a fullback in the way he plays. Just seems like a very ordinary winger, played out of position.
Agree with you. Good player but really needed the loan to regain confidence because he's at an age where Brandon is more suited to playing sporadically. I hope he'll have a good time there and come back with at a higher level. If he does then we have a crazy amount of potential at full back; Shaw (starting to become consistent, and can add more to his attacking game), Telles(great debut and a hell of a different attacking option), AWB (best defensive full back in the game, young enough to become at least a good attacker), Williams (despite criticism the lad is 20 and already at a good level, most balanced of our options in that he is a good attacker and defender, but he is a right back at senior level), Dalot (opposite of AWB, very good offensively and hopefully his loan gets his defensive level up, could do with being a bit more aggressive ala Rafael but can get there) and Laird (If he can overcome injury issues then I really believe he has the potential to be the best of this group, England starter level).Good player, not sure why so many here think he’s rubbish. He’ll have a good career at a good club.
Some of his best performances were when he came off the bench to play on the wing. Strangely he's been terrible every time he's started a match there though.I’ve always wondered if he could be retrained and play further up the pitch as a right winger. He puts in a decent cross, and his dribbling is one of his stronger skillset. His weakness has been on the defensive side where his positioning is questionable. Perhaps he could also play with a bit more pace as I don’t see him as someone extreme pacey.