We had him last year and we weren't that good and neither was he. Why would he suddenly transform the side, I don't understand?
He didnít have a proper pre season, shot of confidence (seems like he had a genuine issue mentally) and picked up an injury before he even played a game.
Itís different now. Heís settled, playing for a set of fans that love him and seems to have his swagger back. At times last season he got on that pitch with a mentality of Ďnah, not today lads gis that ball there fella and Iím marching oní
Hopefully he can carry that on into next season, with better players around him in the midfield.
Also factor in adjusting to the premier league, which he struggled with during the heavy December and January months.
Massive opportunity for him this.