Granted, this isn’t going to be the most controversial article I’ve ever written, nor is it likely to be the longest.
If there’s one thing that sticks out about Danny’s reign at Lincoln it is his insistence that the two full back roles are more or less unchanged throughout the campaign.
He rarely chops and changes his wide defenders. in terms of fitness they pick up less injuries, in terms of consistency they almost always turn in the same level of performance and this season in particular, they’re rarely dropped.
How could I possibly bring Kellan Gordon, supposed right back cover, into this article? He played a couple of games on the wing and that was that. James Brown, the Millwall loanee, has been seen on fewer occasions than Lee Angol.
Last season Neal Eardley started 44 of 46 matches and Sam Habergham, once back from injury, started 32. Sean long played before Sam was fit, he started 13. There’s never any deviating from the plan as far as Danny is concerned, if you’re a first choice full back you’re starting on Saturday.
Danny likes his full backs to be consistent, virtually ever-present and reliable. It describes both the players currently plying their trade in the wide areas of defence but after scouring the team sheets and checking the line ups, I have managed to bring one more player into the mix and perhaps my assessment of him will be the most interesting of all.
We’ll leave that to the end shall we?
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