Position: Central Defender
Age: 22 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 16(0) *
Dominic Hyam was signed as a ‘development’ player last summer but stepped up to the first-team relatively comfortably whenever called upon during the season. Hyam is still a young defender who makes mistakes at times, but there is a level of composure in how he defends and distributes the ball that hints that he could possibly develop into something better. As probably fourth-choice centre-back, Hyam is the profile of player that’s probably ideal – i.e. an improving player who is pushing for a regular place.
Whether Hyam can look as composed at League One level as he did at times in League Two remains to be seen, there have been a couple of performances where he’s struggled – particularly against quick forwards – that could suggest it will be more difficult for him at a higher-level. However, Hyam did more than enough last season to earn a longer-term deal and thus he has the opportunity to test himself and develop further as a defender. As it stands, Hyam adds useful depth to our centre-back options.
*As of 11/08/2018