Pugh recall?

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    FerriteFerrite
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    I might be a bit out of the loop, have we had a bunch of injuries in midfield? As I understand it, Butterfield is due back next game, is he going to get much of a look-in here?

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    Surely he has had many chances of gaining a first team place, we already have enough fringe players that are not really good enough, even for playing in the second level of non-league football, it is difficult in seeing that a club with big money problems bring back another wage earner, I am just wonder who has decider to bring him back??

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    When we need an arse kicker in midfield I’m guessing he’s considered a better bet than Shrimpton at the minute, plus he’s been on very good form at Hereford. Players on form are usually a good thing to have in your squad and I’m guessing Jimmy thinks the same, particularly after his last interview about freshening things up in the team after Brackley.

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    Law was missing injured last night and Butterfield has only just started training after his concussion. Protocol may make it a cautious recall so we aren’t short.

    Personally I think Tom Pugh does a fine job IF we play him in his position, looks to move the ball forward for players who hopefully move into space. Takes good corners and free kicks and has a good shot.

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    I quite like Pugh but I was just wondering if I’d missed a bunch of injuries to the likes of Scales/Shrimpton/Law etc.

    Butterfield is allowed to play by the end of this week, I think?

    Quite agree that having an in-form player is a big asset but having only just extended his loan to the end of the season, I was surprised to see him recalled.

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    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    I’m not surprised at all. What’s strange is that we’ve all known him as a limited midfielder, yet he scored a free kick the other night resulting in him scoring in back to back games. Pugh has 2 or 3 assists to his name and was seen as their key player.

    Seems at Hereford he was having a much bigger impact in going forward instead of just sitting back tackling. Also another thing that needs considering is that now Pugh is here Scales can be utilised on the right wing if needed.

    No doubt Pugh is plenty good enough for this level. Butterfield’s strengths are passing but doesn’t get around the pitch that well at times and can be overrun, as against Boston at home.

    I think Pugh will surprise a few people.

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    Tom was always an attacking midfielder when he was an academy player he also scored a few goals, as is generally the case (Levi Sutton another) he became defensive cover when injuries force us to use him there.

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    Scored an absolute belter from around 30 yards for Hereford vs Kings Lynn. It’s on YouTube if anyone cares to search for it.

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    I’m not surprised at all. What’s strange is that we’ve all known him as a limited midfielder, yet he scored a free kick the other night resulting in him scoring in back to back games. Pugh has 2 or 3 assists to his name and was seen as their key player.

    Well if we didn’t need him a couple of weeks ago, what’s changed to mean we need him now? As I said, I’m a fan of him but not sure it’s fair to recall him unless he’s going to start games, given he was on a good run with Hereford.

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    Well if we didn’t need him a couple of weeks ago, what’s changed to mean we need him now?

    Dean has realised that Beestin is nowhere near match fit, hence why he’s been recalled. Beestin will take time to get up to speed.

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    Tom was always an attacking midfielder when he was an academy player he also scored a few goals, as is generally the case (Levi Sutton another) he became defensive cover when injuries force us to use him there.

    You’re right. I’ve just seen the highlights of the Hereford vs Kings Lynn game and Pugh looks like he’s playing as an attacking midfielder.

    Looked to me to be starting most of their attacking moves and seen him turn and glide past a few players.

    Is this the same Tom Pugh that we’ve been criminally using as a limited defensive midfielder ?

    Ferrite, watch the highlights. I doubt you’ll believe what your seeing.

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    Great goal!

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    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
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    I think it was a couple of years ago that I said that if he had a yard or two of extra pace, then he’d be playing at a much higher level.
    He’s 23 years old now, no longer a kid.
    Time for him to kick on and nail his name to the team sheet as a ‘permanent’ fixture.

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    Tom was always an attacking midfielder when he was an academy player he also scored a few goals, as is generally the case (Levi Sutton another) he became defensive cover when injuries force us to use him there.

    You’re right. I’ve just seen the highlights of the Hereford vs Kings Lynn game and Pugh looks like he’s playing as an attacking midfielder.

    Looked to me to be starting most of their attacking moves and seen him turn and glide past a few players.

    Is this the same Tom Pugh that we’ve been criminally using as a limited defensive midfielder ?

    Ferrite, watch the highlights. I doubt you’ll believe what your seeing.

    Lovely old school ground.
    2,500 at the game.
    Great strike from Pughy.

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    Stunning goal. To be fair, even when playing defensively at Scunthorpe, he would get into decent positions but his finishing was always woeful. But a change can do you good and hopefully it will have made him a better player for us in the long term.

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    Or was it a cross?

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    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Only he knows but the previous match he scored a free kick too. The difference in the way he was playing much further up looking creative for them knitting the play together and the way he played here is like night and day.

    I hope Dean has been taking note and has more faith in him to play him a bit further up the pitch because going by that he’ll be a player at this level if used correctly.

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    You just know Dean will play him left wing….

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    Left bench.

    #279865
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Pugh should be ahead of Beestin and Shrimpton at the very least.

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    Or was it a cross?

    No. Having watched Tom from his 1st year in the academy he was accurate from that distance anywhere across the box. But he is better more central and going forward. Got a good passing range and will get in where it hurts for any crosses.

    The only thing I would like to see from Tom is to take control more and tell players what he expects.

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    He sounded very grounded and confident in his interview on the website, hope he proves a few doubters wrong and helps kick us on to promotion come the end of the season. UTI.

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