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Sean Dyche May Have Found Robbie Brady's Best Position After Superb Spurs Performance

Sean Dyche May Have Found Robbie Brady's Best Position After Superb Spurs Performance

Chris Wood may have been the subject of MOTD 2's spotlight on Sunday night for the manner in which he rescued a draw for Swansea, but he took that chance after a sublime through ball from Robbie Brady, the second time he had put the Kiwi striker through on goal in the game.

Against Spurs at Wembley, Brady was arguably Burnley's best performer and was a constant thorn in the Pochettino's side all game. This performance came on the back of an excellent showing in the Carabao Cup, and means that Brady joins up with Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland squad in flying form.

Interestingly, Sean Dyche opted to line Robbie Brady up on the left but quickly swapped him to the right of a midfield four, and in doing so produced possibly the Irishman's most complete performance in terms of attacking threat.

Aside from the two inch perfect 30+ yard through balls that carved Spurs open for Chris Wood - one of which (the assist) Martin Keown on MOTD 2 had the audacity to question his intent for - Brady went on a number of runs that caused real problems, and those watching at home were very impressed with what they saw.

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While Brady's form is great news for Ireland ahead of the meetings with Georgia and Serbia, his Wembley performance also begs the question as to where he should be playing in those games. With James McClean probably our standout performer in the campaign so far, playing Brady on the right would allow the West Brom winger to keep his place and still play Brady up the pitch where it's painfully clear we need his creativity.

Wherever he plays he'll likely have a big influence, but it's something for Martin O'Neill to ponder.

Mikey Traynor

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