In continuation of the squad review that was started yesterday, today we’ll take at look at the full-back positions and the wings.
You can read the first squad review via this link
With the exit of Fabio on loan to Queens Park Rangers, there are presently only two senior specialist full-backs in the squad, Rafael and Evra. Those two will be the first choice full-backs in the coming season and the back-ups we have for them are specialist centre-backs.
For the right-back position, with Rafael, who has just signed a new contract, as first choice, we have Phil Jones and Chris Smalling as back-up. The attributes of Jones and Smalling were summarized yesterday in relation to the centre-back position, but they still do apply here. Jones is a faster player than Smalling meaning that he can close down winger better when/if he loses them. We...
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