- 14 Dec 2017
Well, if he is to be recalled, I hope it's at the start of the transfer window to allow us time to replace. He would be a massive loss and hard to replace.
Huddersfield keeping tabs on Jack (as you would expect them to do).
Jack has been superb but I can't see him holding down a regular place in Huddersfields first team squad unless they drop into the bottom few and panic. 2 or 3 results can change things (Leicester/Everton look safe, Palace and West Ham climbing out the bottom few) - but a steady Christmas period should leave Huddersfield well placed.
By bigger concern would be Championship teams looking at taking him off us, either with a permanent deal or paying a decent fee to take him on loan.
In reality, Jack is too good for League 1 but hopefully we can cling on to him until the summer. I guess that without him we could go 2 upfront, but lets not worry about that just yet!!
Mowatt is nowhere near the same quality as Payne, sorry but hes been poor in the games I've watched at the breeze block.I think in rob hall u might already have that replacement. He’s not been great on the rw, and showed with his goal at Swindon how effective he can be in behind the striker. Then there is also mowatt who hasn’t really shone yet, but hasn’t had a run in that position
He doesn't go missing. The opposition do their homework and mark him out the game. Unfortunately we don't have any similar quality around him to capitalise on the remaining space. Reminiscent of Graham Atkinson who was too intelligent for the level he was playing at. Clever moves but no-one on his wavelength..Conflicted on Payne.
He's clearly a very very talented player, and on his day he's head and shoulders above this level, however he does have a bad game in three or four where he goes completely missing.
That said we would miss him massively if he went back. He's not a premier league player for me, so it will be a financial thing if Huddersfield decide to cash in on sending him to a Championship club. What does worry me is that I don't trust the club to bring in an adequate replacement if we did lose him.
It must just be me, but in many of the games I’ve seen (not as many as previous years) Payne hasn’t been that good.
He’s very good at looking dangerous, without ever actually being dangerous.
Now, maybe this is down to the players who are around him in some cases, and the lack of width for him to have options to pass into dangerous areas.
Whilst he is clearly good enough to be in the side at present, he’s not a Roofe or a Maguire at their best, if he’s really a championship quality attacking player I’d like a bit more from him in the way of goals etc
He doesn't go missing. The opposition do their homework and mark him out the game. Unfortunately we don't have any similar quality around him to capitalise on the remaining space. Reminiscent of Graham Atkinson who was too intelligent for the level he was playing at. Clever moves but no-one on his wavelength..
He has 3 goals and 9 assists in the league; that's direct involvement in over a third of our league goals this season. So I think that may be a little harsh on your part in my opinion.