Miller & Newton Are Best Two Full-Backs In Skrill Premier
Since Sean Newton arrived from Stockport County and Tom Miller has been converted to right-back by Simmo, the Imps have discovered the best and most exciting full-back combination since the days of Keith Alexander’s wing-backs.
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Both men are eager to get up the flanks to devastating effect, with Tom also possessing a long throw that is as good as any corner or free-kick. Sean supplies those corners along with Alan Power ensuring our set-piece potency is revered throughout the division. So far the duo’s assist count stands at seven – Newton (5), Miller (2) with Captain Power (3) also well and truly in the frame. Miller has also bagged two goals, including the sublime chest down and half-volley against Nuneaton on Saturday.
The defensive side of their game is none too shabby either with both men getting back to clear their lines and seemingly never knowing they are beaten. The card-count is of some concern with Newton on four and Miller on two, with the former just one caution away from a one match ban that could weaken the defence. Todd Jordan could step in or Dan Gray who has to feel unlucky at getting so few opportunities of late.
The consistency of Sean and Tom is as inspiring as their bravery and desire to turn defence into attack. Both players enjoy an average rating of 8.3 and, although Newton has more man of the match awards than any other player, with four, he is closely followed by Miller currently one behind on 3.
Tom Miller is joint second goal scorer and both feature highly in the assists charts (Newton is top) as well as the card collectors. Here is a better illustration of the two heroes overall contribution to the team.
(nb: St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards)