Position: Central Defender
Age: 24 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 72(3) *
Dominic Hyam was one of the success stories of last season, stepping up from third-choice centre-back to be one of the first names on the team-sheet and voted the player of the season by fans and his teammates. Although not the tallest or quickest of centre-backs, Hyam is positionally disciplined defender who is comfortable on the ball. He isn’t someone to make lunging challenges or attempt raking cross-field passes, but a reliably understated performer who keeps the team ticking over.
If Hyam can maintain the level of development that he has shown over the past 12 months, he will draw interest from a higher level. The challenge for him this season is in adapting to play alongside new defensive colleagues – although he showed last season an ability to play alongside differing defensive partners. Where Hyam can be weak is in defending crosses – particularly from set-plays – and is probably the clearest area for improvement. As it stands, Hyam is one of our most reliable and established players heading into the new campaign.
*As of 18/01/2020