Alex Hartridge

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It's the first time I've seen him and on that performance if you gave me a choice of him, Woodman or Moxey at left back, I'd pick him every time. He, just as Storey when he came into the side last season, looked cool and composed like he'd been playing for the last couple of seasons. Ally that to a youthful vigour, which was noticeable right throughout the side yesterday and helped maintain a decent start to the game yesterday instead of it dropping off after 20 minutes as it usually does, I can't see any reason to leave him out at Swindon on Monday.
 

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It's the first time I've seen him and on that performance if you gave me a choice of him, Woodman or Moxey at left back, I'd pick him every time. He, just as Storey when he came into the side last season, looked cool and composed like he'd been playing for the last couple of seasons. Ally that to a youthful vigour, which was noticeable right throughout the side yesterday and helped maintain a decent start to the game yesterday instead of it dropping off after 20 minutes as it usually does, I can't see any reason to leave him out at Swindon on Monday.
The reason would be "seniority", but hopefully he'll play again.
 

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Saw him for the first time in the PSF at Bath and thought then he was a very good player who could come straight into the first team. Was a bit surprised when he was sent out on loan early doors....
 

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Alex had a good game and put in some decent crosses into the box. Whilst the first Grimsby goal did come about as a result of him being out of position due to a missed header, he still played well considering his age. Another decent prospect for the future!
 
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Stunning debut in the attacking sense. He certainly would offer a threat going forward that the other options can't, but he's a long way from showing he'd be a better choice defensively than Moxey for me.
 

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Sadly, due to the fact that it closed at the start of the year I fear those travelling to Swindon will have been denied the chance to see a Hartridge in The Pear Tree this festive season. :(

(I trust that Stuffers, at least, might appreciate the "subtlety" of this reference :$ )
 

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From Matt's interview I will be surprised if he plays at Swindon which I think will be a great shame. Teams have definitely seen our left side as our weak side this season and they have attacked us relentlessly down this wing. Grimsby tried it yesterday and Alex took the ball off their winger four times in a row. His clipped passes down the line found one of our players more often than not, particularly Tristan Abrahams.
 

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I think we're in danger of drifting somewhere towards hyperbole with regards his performance - he did some things well and looked calm and composed on the ball, but I don't think he won a header all game.

A useful debut and I'm sure we will see a lot of him in the years to come, but I don't think he is close (yet) to dislodging Woodman or Moxey from the LB position.
 
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