Bringing Carl Jenkinson back for another season was one our main priorities in the summer.
But it’s fair to say he’s not exactly enjoyed the best of seasons so far, and has rarely put in the kind of performances that impressed us so much last season.
But during his absence against Arsenal on the opening day and then his suspension following his red card against Bournemouth, we saw an unlikely suitor to the right-back position.
James Tomkins has been a great servant of the club over the years, mostly as a centre back. But in the times he’s filled in at right-back he has been superb, making that position his own.
And following an article we ran earlier this week, which questioned what our best defensive combination is, we noticed lots of fans tweeting us their preferred back line. And there was an interesting omission from almost all of them.
Instead, it was Tomkins’ name that popped up. So we decided to run a poll on Twitter to find out exactly who the fans would rather see at right back.
And it appears it’s true. Tomkins is the fans’ first choice right-back…
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