Well, now things start to get a little bit interesting.
Having built up a bit of a reputation for his excellent performances in his new position of right wing-back, it looks as if Bobby Decordova-Reid could be set for a little bit of a setback on that front. Speaking to the press ahead of tomorrow’s game with Newcastle United, Fulham boss Scott Parker explained that it would be touch and go for the Jamaican to make the trip up to St James’ Park:
Likely explains why Kamara replaced him at wing-back last night. Would be a shame if he does miss Newcastle, has been in good form and is the team's top goalscorer.
— Peter Rutzler (@peterrutzler) December 17, 2020
Will Scott Parker last the season?
He also went on to say that everyone was OK with the exception of Decordova-Reid, that ‘everyone’s OK.
Which means a bit of a conundrum for Parker when it comes to that right wing-back spot. Does he try to tweak things, change formation and get rid of it? Or does he plug someone in and hope that they can have the same effectiveness?
I’ve spoken before about the role that Kenny Tete can play at the club, and given his attacking prowess, with 17 assists so far in his career from right-back, I think that he can make that transition to wing-back very easily.
So in my mind, it could be a straight swap with Tete on that front, but given Parker’s fondness of playing players totally out of position, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw someone else taking on that mantle, like Aboubakar Kamara perhaps?
What about you? What do you think will happen to that position against Newcastle and beyond?