I’m happy that Dennis has found his place back in the squad since the departure of Verlinden back to Stoke. While we do miss the Belgians direct running at times, Politic has been more than worthy of a replacement and that was especially on display yesterday against Portsmouth. He’s spent most of this season playing out wide with Darcy operating in the middle so it was interesting to see him given the free role in behind. I thought Darcy and Hamilton and him worked really well together and interchanged their roles behind the striker successfully throughout the first half, albeit without much joy.
The Romanian’s first half saw him sitting in behind Joe Dodoo looking for flicks and knockdowns in behind, as it was he only had one real opportunity of note. Immediately following the Portsmouth opener, a ball was knocked in behind for Politic to run onto but his