Caddis: Defender or Midfielder?
Caddis will always be the blue eyed boy at Birmingham City ever since his heroics at the Reebok enabled the Blues' to keep their Championship status. But where does he fit in, in terms of the team?
As a right back, he has the ability to play the simple ball; this art has been lost on many right backs after the evolutionary role played by Roberto Carlos. But Caddis goes back to basics; his passing and running is often what is expected of this position.
Despite this, his lack of pace and defensive ability is seen to be a weak point. He is easily beaten on the wing and this then leads to opportunist crosses which are dangerous for our defense.
Put him in midfield, and he has a line of 4 behind him to sweep up all of his defensive mistakes, like a metaphorical mop. But his problem is, he doesn't have the ability to compete in this region with the likes of Shinnie or Davis.
Players who have been playing in midfield, often have done so from being a young lad, and therefore have shaped their skill to fit with that position. They also have a greater extent of knowledge and time cannot be wasted teaching a player the ropes when a club has a high number of competent play makers.
Caddis is second choice in most areas of the pitch which makes him a cracking versatile player, however, I do not believe he is good enough in either position to be a starter. As the old joke goes, he should be left back... in the changing rooms.
But who's a better right back at the club? Spector? Have your say in the comments section.
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