Position: Central Defender
Age: 22 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 25(1) *
Dominic Hyam’s development into a calm and reliable performer at centre-back this season has been one of the most encouraging signs from the opening stages of the season. When he first arrived at the club, Hyam looked nervous, positionally-unsure, and susceptible to both physicality and pace, this season, Hyam looks confident, astute and capable of dealing with a range of opponents, in addition, he is a calm presence with the ball at his feet, capable of carrying the ball out of defence.
Hyam’s development is a testament both to the scouting that brought him to the club but also the coaching ability to allow him to make vast improvements to his game in a relatively short space of time. It’s not clear just how much better Hyam will become, and there is a suspicion that either himself or Jordan Willis would benefit from playing alongside a calmer, more dominant partner, but he has taken the step up to League One in his stride.
*As of 02/10/2018