I’m nervous about him.
I’m sure he played the role(s) he was given in 2017, but he showed very, very few of the glimpses that made me think he could be an absolute gun in 2016.
Whether that’s down to the so-called second year blues, or a change of role, or something else, I dunno.
Edit: And I guess what I mean by that is that in 2016, when there was a turnover and we went forward, he would find space and on the attacking side. Good players get a couple of metres on their opponents. Parish somehow found ten, and not hiding down the boundary line but in the most dangerous possible places.
He just didn’t do that last year.
I’m sure he improved on all his kpi’s, but for mine that’s a terrible thing to lose.