Player Assessment with a third of the season gone – the Final Part

 

Bruno Andrade

 

Courtesy Graham Burrell

The tricky winger first caught my eye playing for Woking, scoring past us on the final day of the 2015/16 season as they won 3-2. Coming away from the ground I remarked how much I rated their fast wide man.

Next season he did the same for Boreham Wood and after we came up I kept an eye on his progress. When he finally signed in the summer I was delighted, fearful he might be too lightweight for the Football league, but excited at the possibilities.

To date he has more assists than any two players in our squad put together. He is the bane of full backs in this division, terrifying them with pace and running. he’s got a trick or two, shuffling the ball from one foot to the next as he looks to get around the back. He manages it too, more often than not.

He’s got a big career still in front of him after battling his way back from the non-league scene and we’re lucky to have a player of his ability wearing our colours. I’ve been quite tight with the marks in recent weeks, but Andrade is the second player whom I’m going to give top whack too.

His final ball sometimes needs work but overall, he’s been sensational.

Best Moment

Notts County at home. he was unplayable, scoring, creating and running wild down the flank. They had a makeshift defence which didn’t help, but he was a constant thorn in their side.

He looked assured against MK Dons too, a big game in which he showed he’s as good as anyone in this division.

10/10

 

2 Comments

  1. Bossy’s thou shalt not pass performance on Saturday was as good a defensive back to the wall individual display I’ve seen for a long long time. Sometimes think you put the rose tinted glasses on Gary but generally I don’t think you are too far out with this quartet apart from Andrade. Potentially a 10 going forward but you are talking performance so far. So on that I say a strong 8.

  2. Andrade’s defensive/dirty work v FGR means I agree with the high rating, he’s shown all season he’s got the skill and a huge helping of arrogance to go with it though his decision making is still a work in progress. But his performance for the cause on Saturday showed he’s much more than a show pony.

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