At just 20 yrs old, there’s still plenty of time for Mason to develop and to be properly coached and moulded into a more rounded player.
He clearly is talented and possesses good skills, but if the club don’t get a grip on this soon, the opportunity will have gone
In a few games this season, he’s shown glimpses of his ability in deeper midfield, by fighting for the ball, dribbling and driving forward our midfield play, showing good ball skill and passing ability; but these have just been occasional moments and not a consistent feature of his game.
He needs to be showing this fight and determination up front and all over the pitch.
The general laziness and lack of off the ball involvement persist, which the previous manager and coaching staff should have come down on like a ton of bricks.
With the right coaching and motivation, he might fulfil the early promise we all got excited about.
If not, there’s no room for sentiment at this level.
Academy product or not, shouldn’t come into it.