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2015/16 Player Profiles: Jazz Richards, Ben Pringle, Luke Garbutt

The countdown continues as we profile players 22-20.

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Jazz Richards

Rank: 22 | Age: 25 | Starts: 21 | Appearances: 22 | Minutes: 1781

Player Profile

Jazz Richards came from Swansea with a decent pedigree. He seemed to be the full back of the future. It hasn't worked out the way that. He plays in the midfield for Wales but as a right back or wing back for his clubs. His radar shows why the midfield might be a better fit. He's a decent passer, but the defensive ability is not the best.

Created by Ben Lutz, Data from whoscored.com, Methodology by Ted Knutson via statsbomb.com

Season Review

He seemed like he would be the first choice right back going into the season, until the better and younger Ryan Fredericks was signed. They split time in defense, with Fredericks getting more minutes, but Richards having slightly better performances according to Who Scored. He did have one highlight, as this cross to set up a Moussa Dembele goal was quite nice.

2016/17 Best Case

Slavisa Jokanovic seems to much prefer Fredericks as his right back. It also wouldn't shock me to see another right back brought in to compete for the job. At best Richards is going to be second choice next season, with an outside chance of falling to third choice. If Fulham could, I think they'd move him on; but I don't see any team willing to shell out anything of value for him.

Ben Pringle

Rank: 21 | Age: 27 | Starts: 12 | Appearances: 15 | Minutes: 914 | Goals: 2

Player Profile

Ben Pringle was a player that excited me when his name was announced. He had found success in the division already and seemed to play a position of need. An attacking midfielder who's more comfortable on the left. He seemed to have the creativity Fulham were often lacking.

Created by Ben Lutz, Data from whoscored.com, Methodology by Ted Knutson via statsbomb.com

Season Review

Pringle had a pretty good start to the season. He started all but one of Fulham's first 8 matches, and scored two goals in those seven appearances. His playing time started to diminish after that, and one of the first things Jokanovic did was ship him to Ipswich on loan. He simply never lived up to the promise that he showed in his early performances, especially the one he had against QPR.

2016/17 Best Case

It doesn't look like Pringle will be back. He's not in favor with Jokanovic and there are rumors of him making the move to Rangers

Luke Garbutt

Rank: 20 | Age: 23 | Starts: 19 | Appearances: 25 | Minutes: 1747 | Goals: 1

Player Profile

Luke Garbutt is a player with a pretty good pedigree. A product of the Leeds United Academy, he joined Everton for £600,000. He has represented England at every age level. He joined Fulham for a full year loan for the 2015/16 season. You can see from his radar what kind of player he is. He has issues with one on one defending but has the quality to put in great passes and a few shots.

Created by Ben Lutz, Data from whoscored.com, Methodology by Ted Knutson via statsbomb.com

Season Review

Garbutt started the season inured, damaging ankle ligaments in the final preseason game and not seeing the pitch until October. He seemed to have success when Fulham played a 3-5-2, but struggled to defensively when the played more traditionally with four at the back. He showed some offensive quality, but Jokanovic couldn't really decide whether to play him in midfield or defense.

2016/17 Best Case

He needs to work on his defense. He's not good enough there for even the Championship, much less for Everton and while his offensive contributions are good for a full back, he's nothing special as a midfielder. He probably goes on loan once again if Everton decided to hold on to him. I wouldn't object for him to come back to the Cottage.