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|Thoughts about trying Woolfenden in Centre Midfield in the Next 2 games?|
at 19:53 31 Jan 2022
Perhaps pretty unrealistic but I have thought about this over the last few weeks and the more I think about it, the more I quite like the idea....
With Morsy suspended and with Evans injured, the last 2 games have showed we have been seriously lacking in centre midfield. For me, Bakinson showed glimpses against Wimbledon and was poor (and tired) against Wednesday. I have never been a fan of El Miz and feel he didn't do much on Saturday and didn't really get hold of the ball and drive forward with purpose. Carroll has underwhelmed and seems too lightweight and Harper seems down the pecking order....
Woolfy has recently had a resurgence and arguably been one of our best players under KMac and seems very comfortable on the ball, can drive forward with purpose and often picks a nice pass. For me, all good traits of a defensive centre midfielder if he were to be tried in this position. As well as this he can tackle and would have more of a physical presence due to his size, which in this league, counts.
Of course you could argue he is playing well at CB so why changes things? Well, if we were to try it, why not against two of the weakest teams in the league where we should be the clear favorites to win both games, despite this change. Furthermore, I for one, would be interested to see Edmundson move to the centre of the back 3 and see how Burgess gets on with the left Centre back role (being a lefty as opposed to Edmundson). This again would add height and physicality to the Team which I think is seriously lacking, often against the 'scrappy' teams and who knows, we might have more chance actually scoring from a corner!
I'm not saying I think this will happen or if it did, he will be anything like Warky in terms of his play and positional flexibility and I accept the ridicule that comes my way for the suggestion but personally, being so underwhelmed with our available CM options for the Gillingham game, I would quite like Woolfy in the midfield mix!
(Go easy, it's my first ever post!)
[Post edited 31 Jan 20:12]
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