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- May 4, 2021
I remember posting on Twitter/X a few weeks ago that this run of matches where we’ll have less possession than normal will be the test for how good Husin is in Miley’s role.Agreed, but I actually think Noor had a poor-ish game on Saturday. I think he misplaced more passes on Saturday than he has the rest of the season put together.
To be clear, I'm not knocking Noor as he's been amazing for us, I'm just making the point that, however we'll we've done without Cav, it'll be good to get him back.
We definitely lose a certain amount of physicality in midfield in Miley’s absence, but if we have lots of possession we perhaps wouldn’t notice it as much - and Husin is possibly a slight upgrade in terms of his ball retention and general ability to help us control possession.
Now we’re facing a few sides who will make it more difficult for us to have as much possession, there’s more emphasis on physicality in Miley’s role, and this is where we may miss him a bit more. Husin also seemed to misplace a few risky long passes against Chesterfield too, and this isn’t ideal as you want your #6 (or whatever you want to call Miley’s position) to keep possession better.
But Husin’s been generally top class since Miley (who imo is the best #6 in the division) got injured. Helps retain possession very well, super versatile and physical enough to win duels.