Sam Byram Is Not A Winger

Last updated : 07 December 2015 By .

Few would dispute that the youngster displays the pace and technical ability to cut it in such a position, and a good performance in that right wing position against Burnley went some way to justifying Rosler’s decision.

However, a less than impressive performance today may have thrown up some doubts.

Byram looked a little lost further forward and struggled to get into the game – giving away possession and clearly trying to resist the urge to drop into his favoured deeper role.

He said before the game that he still considers himself a right-back and despite his commitment to play wherever he can help the team, it is becoming clear that his manager should consider him in that position too.

Byram was at his most dangerous on the overlap last season and despite a solid start from Gaetano Berardi at right-back this season, replacing him with Byram might make that right hand side more threatening for Leeds.