For this latest instalment of the player’s review of the season, I’m going to pick up on what I class as our wingers.
I know that’s obviously Bruno Andrade and Harry Anderson, but we also had a handful of other players in those roles through the campaign. I’ve already covered Tom Pett in one article, but there’s also Danny Rowe as well as some loan players.
You know what to expect by now so, without further ado, here is the SW’s look at the wide men.
Ah, Harry Anderson. Here’s a player I’ve been waiting to write about, a player who seriously impresses me and frustrates in equal measure. He frustrates me because his potential and skill should see him making headlines every week and he doesn’t. I’m not sure why.
He scores goals, he’s quick and he is strong and yet for some reason the plaudits go elsewhere. He’s young as well, but has over 100 outings to his name in Lincoln shirt. He’s lifted three trophies with us and is as much a part of the Cowley era as Danny and Nicky themselves.
He’s also a very down to earth lad, focused on his game and sure to increase in value. Maybe, because a more flamboyant Bruno is on the other flank, Harry gets overlooked. His direct style, stocky and strong isn’t always as easy on the eye as Bruno’s flicks and tricks, but it harps back to a golden era for wingers.
Harry is very old-school in his approach, the sort of bulldozer figure that would have impressed in the sixties and seventies. Opponents can snuff out his threat by playing certain tactics and if he’s having an off day nothing works for him. You’ll never see his head drop though and he just keeps ploughing on. the 3-0 Colchester defeat was a clear reflection of that, he struggled all game but just kept on doing what he was there to do.
I like that, determination, desire and single-minded focus. As his game becomes more refined and involved, he’s going to evolve and impress more and more.