I actually dug out this thread the other day to suggest that this was a good idea (little one needed a shit so forgot about it)
I think with his pace and defensive awareness he would do a job there on a temporary basis or as back up. I think with holgate getting fit he is unlikely to get much of a look in at CB.
I also though of him potentially playing in front of Coleman, similar to Coleman himself when he first started playing regularly. Might offer some protection down that right side and allow Seamus to push forward more. The risk with that though is he is naturally drawn inside.
I think if he isn’t going to play his natural position then defensive mf would be an option for him. He’s got pace, can tackle and carry the ball forward too. A decent shout I think.
Apparently had played a fair bit there lower down the leagues, I remember elpivote saying he actually looked more promising as a DM.
Find it a bit hard to believe he's a 25m DM and we just didn't know it, but at least he's somewhat comfortable in that role.
Doucoure and Allan are putting in HUGE amounts of work at the moment, but it's a bit like having two Gueyes. Ball seeking missiles that don't care too much for position discipline or getting broke in behind.
You'd think a three of
Allan (press) Doucoure (press & progress the ball)
Would give a bit of solidify compared to
Whoever (nothing). Doucoure (press and push up)
Allan (press and screen)
But personally I do think we'll see him go to a 442 again, go back to the well and start again. Cover space, cover the pitch, move in banks of 4, get clean sheets, build from that