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Liam Henshaw
Henshaw Analysis — Analysing NFFC, EFL and EPL

Well, 2020/21, another season has ended and it’s been another one impacted by the pandemic and a rollercoaster of a season for my team, Nottingham Forest.

The season has largely been underwhelming for many reasons: Forest underperforming, the Championship being dominated by relegated Premier League sides and not being able to get to a live football match. However, there are still many reasons to reflect positively on the past eight months.

Firstly, it’s been a great time for development, personally speaking. In October I started to put more time and effort into my Henshaw Analysis. …

Although they have been relegated, Rochdale have numerous players who will be targets for Championship clubs over the summer.

Rochdale’s Young Talent

The Dale have been flirting with the bottom of League One for the past four seasons, failing to finish above 16th since 2016/17. Despite a late effort to save themselves from the drop — only losing one in their last six fixtures, they were resigned to relegation following a 2–1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Although their collective performances haven’t been good enough, they’ve still been able to unearth talent from their academy, and also sign, then develop players for…

A collaborative piece — Henshaw Analysis x Forest Analytics

Ryan Yates, Nottingham Forest’s defensive midfielder has scored two league goals this season. You might think it’s strange why we think he should be playing in a more advanced role. Well we’re going to be taking a look why we think he could be perfectly suited to playing as a CAM in a 4–2–3–1.

Yates’ Current Performance

Yates typically plays as most defensive minded midfielder, in a 4–2–3–1 alongside Manchester United loanee James Garner. This being said Yates is a real threat when he gets the opportunity to go forward, despite only scoring two goals this season.

Ryan Yates’ 2020/21 Championship Statistics

Outside of Forest’s strikers Yates averages…

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