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Author Topic: Leon Bailey - signed  (Read 114551 times)

Offline OCD

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #1335 on: June 20, 2022, 11:26:20 AM »
He's got a lot of potential but it's keeping him fit and him having a full pre-season, which could tie in with the former. He's struggled to adapt to the league and his international call-ups and injuries have really disrupted his adaptation period.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #1336 on: June 20, 2022, 11:46:48 AM »
I was quite excited when we signed Bailey, but unfortunately for him he was bought to play in Smith's system, and is less well suited to Gerrard's system. He is a winger, and we currently rely on fullbacks to provide width.

Can't see him fitting as a striker, or getting a game more centrally ahead of Coutinho and Buendia. Can't see him left of midfield ahead of Ramsey or McGinn either.

difficult to see where he gets regular game time as a starter, and think he needs it to find form. Hard to find form in substitute appearances.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #1337 on: June 20, 2022, 12:26:34 PM »
Bailey can play in a front three and I'm sure we will play that at times next season.


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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #1338 on: June 20, 2022, 02:28:39 PM »
Bailey can play in a front three and I'm sure we will play that at times next season.



Also as a second attacker/striker, popping up on either wing.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #1339 on: June 20, 2022, 04:00:20 PM »
Everyone needs a quick wide player as part of the squad as it's always necessary at times. Whether we need 2, i.e. keeping hold of Traore as well would depend on how often we're likely to use one or whether we still might use 2 at times. I'd think 1 would be enough though and i'd sooner keep Bailey than Traore.
I have a bit of a feeling he might work well down the middle if we're on the front foot chasing a game late on and don't need someone who can hold the ball up in that position, as he's quick, direct and looks like he knows where the back of the net is.

 


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