I get the impression that A Martin is the type of player that rests on his laurels. That was proven last year when he was dropped multiple times. I just see this as MT reminding him that his position in the team isn't safe.Couldn't help but notice MT having a little dig at A Martin and Parkes in post-match interview "not quite enough 1st contacts, certainly on the longer balls". Similar to what we heard last season before Martin was dropped.
Watch this space(!)
Is it 'refreshing' to hear this kind of honesty? Or is it a little self-defeating in the long run? I don't know. Managers are nornally more general in their critiicsim of their players. Surely as oppostion manager your ears must ***** up when you hear this kind of thing?
Could he not just say "it was nice to get a clean sheet but there are a few things to work on still" and leave it at that?
There's no denying that he has the ability/experience at this level, but there is way too much hype for a guy who played a handful of good games out of his 20 odd appearances last year. B+ player at best.
I would go as far to say that with a fit Woodman it's likely Moxey will play ahead of Martin.