Exactly. A smart club uses that spot to breed a youngster, a player without a ceiling yet.You don't want anyone in your bottom 6 to be a starting midfielder
Guthrie should be used as depth. He's shown what he can do, he's a passenger in this side. All good sides have them, I know. Doesn't mean improvement can't be made.
Please explain "clearly beating him". Stats don't suggest this.Does going head to head with Cotchin and clearly beating him
But yeah, did they have any winners on the night? Townsend won the sniper crown.
Guthrie isn't a tagger either, run-with at absolute best. A real tagger is physical, hard at the body - Guthrie, no and no. His decision making and reaction time is poor compared to the others too. His effectiveness moving the ball forward is poor.You forgot "poor decision making" and "he's not a tagger" as well.
Guthrie is not fast. Who out of our other mids could you say is clearly faster than? In his role he'd be more valuable having some physicality / aggression. His horrendously poor meters gained stat suggests he doesn't use the speed people talk of anyway.. therefore even if he was fast, it's pointless.whilst we would lose Guthrie’s speed