Derby Fans View on Paul Coutts

“Far too slow to play winger. Can’t take a man on to save his life. Brayford made him look good.  “

“Coutts has never been and will never be a winger. I liked Clough, but that used to grind my gears.” 

“Maybe Coutts will come good in time.”

“Coutts can tackle, is strong, not afraid to put himself about, good passer of the ball etc etc PLUS for those who question his discipline to hold a position… He spent a whole season playing RM when he’s a CM by trade… when Hughes/Bryson were played out wide they kept drifting back inside… When Coutts played it he played as an actual RM… Thought he was incredibly disciplined playing the role that season…”

“did Coutts make Brayford look better by covering him when he went forward?”

 “Against Southport Coutts was in middle with Bryso. Looked very short of match fitness but showed a smattering of his talent. Had one long range shot, on target, unlike several others in the first half, that would have beaten most keepers (as we all know their keeper was immense that day)He needs game time, in the middle, in games that are less important like the cup, to see if he’s anywhere near where he could be. I won’t disagree that Brayford was the reason our right hand side worked, but it only worked because of Coutts grit and determination to cover him while he sprinted up the wing”

“I was hoping to see Coutts get some more action in the midfield,but good luck to him”

“ Coutts showed glimpses of class in the two odd minutes he has come on in the last couple of games.”

“Not Premiership Standard”

“Fans shouldn’t be scared to let players go as we need to move on and bring in better players. We are doing that slowly, but take a step back and really ask yourself if Coutts is a player good enough to win the league with.”

“Fully fit, Coutts could do a good enough job yes. The question is more if he will be fully fit before end of season”

“ I like Coutts. He carries the ball well and doesn’t lose possession easily. Right now I’d have him in the team over Hendrick.”

 “ Coutts is a funny one: Chris Martin said he was technically the best footballer at the club and a few other people have mentioned similar things about him. I have no doubt if I was to watch him in training that I, too, would probably rave about him. The corner kick challenge was ridiculous.For that reason, I’d be annoyed if we were to sell him. I do want him to be given a chance at DM to see how he does, but it’s a big risk when we can’t exactly take risks. “

“I agree with people who say Coutts is good enough for this level.I don’t think Coutts has the pace to play as one of our advanced wingers and I don’t see him in the DM role. The only way he’ll see a decent amount of football is if one of Hughes, Bryson or Hendrick were to get injured. If he’s happy to play bit parts from the bench it’s great to have him in the squad, but if he’s chomping at the bit to play it’s unfair to pretend that’s likely to happen here.  “

“he was lost without Brayford behind him. “

“He can play right wing back which is effectively what the position is.
He can play centre mid. “

“Carn’t say that I can really remember Coutts having a decent game for us without Brayford being in the side….  without Brayford he as always seemed to me, a bit off a liability”

“Coutts isn’t a liability he is possibly more suited to playing right (wing) back than he is to playing right wing. “

“He only started three games after brayford left before he suffered a serious injury”. 

“He’s not a wide player and looked lost without Brayford behind him. “

“Coutts is a good player but we managed without him for long enough”

“ The general consensus was that he was our Player of the Season up until the new year, when the hoofball took over and Brayford stopped playing behind him for a bit. Even so, people were still saying they think he’d be worth having as a squad player in the Prem. Definitely worth keeping in my opinion, regardless of division. “

“Can’t believe how much people are underrating Coutts, he’s a decent championship midfielder in my eyes, he’d be wasted in League 1. He just got seriously unlucky with injuries. I think we’re a bit spoilt when it comes to CMs, understandable mind..”

.”Coutts is a good useful player that if we let go, we would need to find a suitable replacement. “

“Is Coutts that far down the pecking order? Seems to have been subbed on at nearly every opportunity since he got back on the bench “

“Coutts was decent cover”

“COUTTS???????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

“Coutts will do really well at Sheff U, probably his level”

. “I think this is good for all parties. See clough has also agreed a fee for brayford”
 
“Mid table league 1 is his level “

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