He's certainly not confident with the ball at his feet, there was a few times in the Palace game he was throwing his hands up asking for someone to come and get the ball off him when there was a huge amount of space for him to move into.
In his defence it could be that Allardyce has told him to do that but he still wasn't confident in bringing it forward when everyone else is ignoring instructions.
He's been doing it all season. It's such an annoying trait.
More often than not it results in him aimlessly punting the ball upfield.
I'm slowly beginning to give up on him as there's no sign of improvement coming. I've never seen such a ponderous defender play for us