New Boys – Jason Shackell – Part 1
So after weeks of speculation Jason Shackell is now finally on board. On the basis that a £1m player is a big thing for DCFC nowadays, we thought we’d better do some top level due diligence. Herewith Part 1 of our usual New Boys stuff for Jason.
Jason Shackell- First of all you are getting a VERY VERY good defender. The guy oozes quality, calmness and confidence and farely puts a foot wrong. He’s a defender in the Rio Ferdinand mould, and instead of just hoofing the ball into Row Z, he attempts to bring the ball out of defence and start an attack. He also looks pretty unbeatable in the air too but again rarely wastes a header. It’s never just a simple “anywhere will do clearance”, he manages to arch his neck to direct the ball where he wants it to go. He is also a fine reader of a tackle and he saved us countless goals last season by making some breathtaking last ditch challenges.
Overall, Derby County FC have got themselves a superb defender- certainly in the top three defenders in this division, and he will be sorely missed at Oakwell.