It’s a very quick one, but given the two very tough games we have coming up next, where we frankly have very little or even nothing to lose, this idea has been running around my mind for a couple of weeks.
We’ve faced Norwich and Brighton, who both played expansive, attacking games, which suits us.
And done very well.
But while I think we can go toe to toe with most teams if they want to go all out, the two next opponents are a class apart.
My worry about these two fixtures is not scoring goals.
It’s more about conceding them and we know Citeh especially, score for fun.
It just makes sense to me, as we all know Targett is way better going forward than defending.
I haven’t quite worked Guilbert out yet, but he seems equally good at both, although I suspect he too, is better going forward.
So why not try them as wingbacks?
The only problem is I don’t know who plays where at the back.
Probably Mings Left CB, Engels Right CB and Konsa in the middle?
Or Hause, Mings and Engels, maybe?
Or is that a pie in the sky idea?
All I know is, I was speaking to a Pool fan today and he thought Man Utd set up very well against them with three at the back and the wingbacks worried them.
I don’t particularly expect Dean Smith to actually do it, as he probably wants to stick to his system and make the players more used to it.
But it strikes me we have the full backs to do it, so why not?
Like I said, we don’t have much to lose.