Exactly. He's not any worse of a defender than the others (I think they're all about the same level) but if we're replacing one of them then it has to be Jones due to his injury record.How many games did he manage before getting injured again?
This is why he has to go in the Summer. You can't have a player in the squad who is guaranteed to miss at least 3 or 4 months every single season.
Phil Jones also has a unique history of getting injured while out injured.Has Phil Jones ever got injured in an actual match? Or has every injury he has gotten been in training?
I remember it got to the stage during LVG's 352 that I was almost hoping for our defenders to get knocks so that we wouldn't have the numbers to make up the 3.This is not even a surprise anymore. Jones coming back from the internationals without injuring himself or his teammates would have been a surprise. Atleast this might put an end to the 343 formations.
FFS. FA & England NT love to ruin us, don't they? Call up our injury prone players & doing same training that previous keep injure them, when we have to work hard to get them fit to play game.
Use our best centre back, who happens to be a terrible left back as cover for left back. Bold move.Well that surely spells the end of our back three experiment.
We definitely need a centre back in the summer, but it's a question of who to shift. All our CB's are of a similar(ish) level and I've always been a big Smalling fan. I don't know, as I think we'll see quite a few British players leave. I wouldn't feel comfortable with Jones or Smalling going.
Perhaps keep them all, still sign a centre back as use Rojo mainly in a left back capacity if we don't sign one. I still have faith in Shaw. I hope Mou does too.