Position: Central Defender
Age: 20 *
At Club Since: January 2019
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 1(0) *
Signed in January of last season as a prospect for the under-23s, Declan Drysdale quickly established himself as a key member of the that under-23 side. A modern centre-back who is comfortable with the ball at his feet, can carry the ball into midfield and uses the ball intelligently, those qualities have seemingly moved Drysdale past the more physical Morgan Williams as fourth-choice at centre-back. Making his debut in November against Rochdale, Drysdale was initially struggled with the physicality and intelligence of senior opposition, costing the team a goal with an error, but grew into the game over the course of the 90 minutes and was able to demonstrate what he’s all about. The defensive side of his game is likely to limit his opportunities right now, but if he continues to develop with the under-23s this year, he may have a chance next pre-season to compete for a first-team place.
*As of 16/11/2019