- Jun 2, 2008
I think the thing people overlooked last season is he was often the youngest player on the pitch at U23 level , he only turned 18 at the end of January.He's an interesting one as I thought he was one of the better players in last pre-season as well. Then once the season started he disappeared, and according to the people who watch didnt even have too good a season at this level.
Despite his youth he was expected to be focal point of a rubbish attack - he spent most of his season with Glen McAuley upfront - a lot of viewers at that level were expecting to see him dominate fixtures (that weirdo Guardian was critical of him whenever he was quiet) without taking the context of his relative inexperience and the fact our front line was rubbish into account.
I've been going over the U23s season on LFCTV Go recently and it is noticeable just how much he improved towards the end of the season when Brewster and Woodburn returned to the side.