Rico Henry - Signs to June 2023 (3 Viewers)

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My concern with Rico at LWB is we lose that goal threat. How many goals/assists does he have over the last 2 seasons? 6/7? Maybe it’s because he hasn’t played further forward but for someone who spends so much time in the oppos half it doesn’t seem a lot.

(not dissing him at all - he is probably the best defender in our squad imo although MBS comes a close second!)
 

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We've got 3 matches to play to get to the PL. Yeah let's eased back in our best player. And you don't normally bring on a left back for a "major impact".
Too right. We have an inexperienced rookie at RWB (will be class in time) and these playoffs are huge for us. Rico is our best defender. IF HES FIT play him.
 

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My concern with Rico at LWB is we lose that goal threat. How many goals/assists does he have over the last 2 seasons? 6/7? Maybe it’s because he hasn’t played further forward but for someone who spends so much time in the oppos half it doesn’t seem a lot.

(not dissing him at all - he is probably the best defender in our squad imo although MBS comes a close second!)
I would say he offers bundles more in the threat dept then Mads R will at RWB. Canos to the right and Rico to the left.
 

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Just going to throw this out as a wild card: why not play him at RWB? I think Danjuma is right footed so will be cutting in anyway and that way we don't lose the threat of Canos cutting in on the other side.
You sir are a wild crazy berserker diamond .
 

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Not for me. Hes our best defender. Im sure he can adapt from playing as a LB to a LWB.
Yes, but that role is not all about defending, in fact, currently it's hardly about defending at all with the back three and Janelt on the pitch and Roerslev generally staying deeper. Canos has been our main attacking threat in recent games and I can't see him being as effective on the right as it means he can't cut inside.. Guess it depends on how we want to play it. Keep it tight first leg then maybe start with Henry (assuming he is fully fit). Go positive and try and get an advantage in the tie, then start with Sergi IMHO
 

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Just going to throw this out as a wild card: why not play him at RWB? I think Danjuma is right footed so will be cutting in anyway and that way we don't lose the threat of Canos cutting in on the other side.
I can't get QPR out of my head when I read that...
 

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Whilst without doubt he is a great player for the team, however he has not kicked a ball in weeks and, whilst he has recovered from injury, there is always a chance in the first game of a reoccurrence or picking up another niggle. That being the case I would suggest the sensible option is the subs bench and 20 mins towards the end of the game
 

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Whilst without doubt he is a great player for the team, however he has not kicked a ball in weeks and, whilst he has recovered from injury, there is always a chance in the first game of a reoccurrence or picking up another niggle. That being the case I would suggest the sensible option is the subs bench and 20 mins towards the end of the game
Don't tell anyone, but he's been kicking a ball for weeks.
 

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I would have him on bench. If there is a B team match before 2nd leg or final then I'd play him from start in that. He may be fit but not match fit
 

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Ermmm.....Pass ?
He gets off the coach in full training kit. Teams are announced and Rico is not in the matchday squad.

Woodgate tears up his tactics sheets and mouths obscenities towards TF as Thomas tells Sky Sports that Rico felt a bit of discomfort tying up his boots so he can't play.
 

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Was great to see him back but he looked a bit short of match fitness to me.. Touch wasn't quite there and struggled to get back on occasion. Hopefully that's just dusting off the cobwebs but I'm not entirely convinced about him starting Sat based on that cameo.
 

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What a player this kid is. Always hoped he'd be the first player we'd signed easily good enough to play in the Premier League that would do it with us.It's still on.
 

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Was great to see him back but he looked a bit short of match fitness to me.. Touch wasn't quite there and struggled to get back on occasion. Hopefully that's just dusting off the cobwebs but I'm not entirely convinced about him starting Sat based on that cameo.
Let's hope that short run-out has got him into the groove then, as he did make a difference, even though his touch was off.
 

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