Quote Originally Posted by Heffing Psycho! View Post
Yeah I would like to see Yates get some time on the pitch now he hasn't gone on loan but I can also see the need for a bit of vision and passing ability at the base of midfield, I go on about it time and time again but Adam Clayton was the absolute linchpin of Karanka's Boro, linked the defence to the attack and got the counters moving quickly with his passing ability. People have been correctly saying, when we've lined up with Colback and Watson, that there is no link between attack and defence, it's 6 defenders and 4 attackers. We just need someone to shift the ball with a bit more purpose once we get it back, Pep was doing a fine job of it before his injury and the injury clearly showed the need for back-up. The physical presence of him is also a big bonus.
The playing style of Tachtsidis is very similar to the one of Guedioura. But he certainly needs someone like Colback behind him, because he's slower than Guedioura.