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Has there been a single player in world football who's been abused more heavily than Chris Herd?
The holding midfielder, hailing from Australia, has been asked to play in central midfield, central defence, right-back and right midfield in the past 12 months—not what you need when you're trying to develop your game.
Herd's been a victim of his own versatility, getting a game wherever he can but failing to nail down a spot for himself and thus honing his craft. The Socceroo is now two years behind where he should be.
He's made more appearances at centre-back this season than any other position and that's down to a lack of options. Paul Lambert decided to run with Ciaran Clark, Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker, while Richard Dunne was a long-term absentee.
Vlaar came with a history of injuries and has been out for nearly two months, but no allowances were made for this.