Signed as cover at both centre-back and right-back, injuries meant that Josh Pask was limited to just two league appearances – from the bench – in his first season at Coventry City. The former West Ham youngster showed some promising signs when called upon, but we just haven’t seen enough from him to tell whether he can be relied upon as a regular starter.
Tall, athletic and seemingly quite composed, it would have been interesting to see just how much of a role Pask could have played last year had he been fully fit. While Michael Rose at right-sided centre-back and Fankaty Dabo at right wing-back were established first-team starters in the two positions he was brought in to cover, Josh Pask might have been given chances to make one of those positions his own – probably centre-back – during the period between October and December of last season when Mark Robins was chopping and changing the team and the formation to find the best combinations within the squad.
The assumption is that it might be difficult for Josh Pask to force his way into a side that has been promoted to a higher standard of football, however, a full pre-season under his belt could help him stake a claim. With Kyle McFadzean’s mobility a question mark heading into this season, Pask could have an opportunity to slot into the back three at some point in the campaign. He could be something of a breakout player next season, but he needs to be ready to take chances to establish himself in the team when they present themselves.