Jake Hyde still adapting to Minstermen’s style of play - Worthington

York City striker Jake Hyde is still trying to adapt to the Minstermen’s style of play

York City striker Jake Hyde is still trying to adapt to the Minstermen’s style of play

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SUMMER signing Jake Hyde is still getting accustomed to playing the Nigel Worthington way, according to the York City manager.

The 24-year-old forward, who is contracted to the Minstermen until 2017, is yet to complete 90 minutes for his new club.

He was substituted during his first four outings for Worthington and featured as a half-time replacement at Barnsley in Tuesday night's 2-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Barnsley.

Hyde has netted twice since his move from Barnet, but Wes Fletcher and Michael Coulson were preferred in attack at Oakwell and Worthington believes there is more to come from the Maidenhead-born frontman.

The City boss said: "Maybe he's still getting to grips with what we are all about at York. Everybody works for the team to make things happen.

"Jake's got to get that inside of him and it's something we continue to work on. All his times were good in pre-season so there's no problem over his fitness.

"He might just need that willingness to go and chase defenders down, run into the channels and be a bit brighter on the ball."

Worthington added that 16-year-old, York-born striker Ben Hirst, who has been used as a second-half substitute five times already this term, will continue to contribute from the bench rather than kick off a first-team fixture.

Of the 6ft first-year scholar, the Minstermen chief explained: "He's a bit away from starting a game because he's a young man who's just come into the club.

"He's probably a boy in a man's body as far as the under-18s are concerned, but he's still a young boy in a man's game at pro level. At the moment, it's about encouraging him, educating him, coaching him and trying to make him better and believe in himself, because he has good ability.

"He's also dealt well with the mental side of things. That's not an issue, which is a good trait in a young player."

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3:12pm Fri 5 Sep 14

PhilTopping says...

Mmm...Nigel seems to be getting to grips with the realities of his squad now. That's very good news. I was growing despondent with Nigel's endless praise for a clearly underperforming squad. I've seen Hyde in every game this season and quite a number of the preseasons. He needs supply, thats true. But sometimes he drifts out of the match completely and he doesn't much like moving away from central areas.

This is carefully disguised criticism of Jake Hyde. Basically, up your game young man or I'll take action.
Mmm...Nigel seems to be getting to grips with the realities of his squad now. That's very good news. I was growing despondent with Nigel's endless praise for a clearly underperforming squad. I've seen Hyde in every game this season and quite a number of the preseasons. He needs supply, thats true. But sometimes he drifts out of the match completely and he doesn't much like moving away from central areas. This is carefully disguised criticism of Jake Hyde. Basically, up your game young man or I'll take action. PhilTopping
  • Score: 15

3:15pm Fri 5 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ?
He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,
3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ? He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me, bill bailey
  • Score: -7

3:45pm Fri 5 Sep 14

joejamestom says...

bill bailey wrote:
3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ?
He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,
I think he just has to work out where he fits in the NW scheme though at the moment he seems no nearer to scoring a good number of goals than Bowman was but then again none of the others has set the world on fire either so the preferred striker place is totally up for grabs.
Though he seems to have a steadier temperament in other news Brodie has 3 goals for Southport but he would not fit in the NW game plan but if he was used the right way he could get 10 goals or so in the team.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ? He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,[/p][/quote]I think he just has to work out where he fits in the NW scheme though at the moment he seems no nearer to scoring a good number of goals than Bowman was but then again none of the others has set the world on fire either so the preferred striker place is totally up for grabs. Though he seems to have a steadier temperament in other news Brodie has 3 goals for Southport but he would not fit in the NW game plan but if he was used the right way he could get 10 goals or so in the team. joejamestom
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Fri 5 Sep 14

AllPurpose says...

bill bailey wrote:
3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ?
He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,
How sad that York players potentially are reading comments from people who apparently know nothing about football. Hyde has a proven record in this league.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ? He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,[/p][/quote]How sad that York players potentially are reading comments from people who apparently know nothing about football. Hyde has a proven record in this league. AllPurpose
  • Score: 16

4:27pm Fri 5 Sep 14

dadster says...

Whilst I think Hyde needs to improve on what he has shown so far (and clearly NW agrees) the fact is he has scored 2 goals in 5 league games (none of which he played 90 mins in) which is not a bad return for a striker especially one who's yet to hit his form. Both goals have been close range finishes and I do think he will get goals for us but like all strikers he needs service and I think too often this season our final delivery has been poor. Yes we've had a lot of shots but many of these have been long range or from tight angles etc. We haven't had that many of what I would call "clear-cut" chances from open play.

I don't recall him missing too many chances but I would agree he needs to work harder as he does seem to go missing during games at times.

If he were to continue with that ratio then he would be up near 20 goals for the season if he plays 46 games. In other words a very good return for a striker. I really would like to see Hyde and Fletcher play 3 or 4 games together with Coulson on the right and Straker on the left as I still believe that we have the attacking potential to score goals.

However, as I stated in a previous post, I do worry that Fletcher is just one of those players that is destined to be injury prone. I hope I'm wrong as a Hyde-Fletcher combo could pay dividends for us IMO.
Whilst I think Hyde needs to improve on what he has shown so far (and clearly NW agrees) the fact is he has scored 2 goals in 5 league games (none of which he played 90 mins in) which is not a bad return for a striker especially one who's yet to hit his form. Both goals have been close range finishes and I do think he will get goals for us but like all strikers he needs service and I think too often this season our final delivery has been poor. Yes we've had a lot of shots but many of these have been long range or from tight angles etc. We haven't had that many of what I would call "clear-cut" chances from open play. I don't recall him missing too many chances but I would agree he needs to work harder as he does seem to go missing during games at times. If he were to continue with that ratio then he would be up near 20 goals for the season if he plays 46 games. In other words a very good return for a striker. I really would like to see Hyde and Fletcher play 3 or 4 games together with Coulson on the right and Straker on the left as I still believe that we have the attacking potential to score goals. However, as I stated in a previous post, I do worry that Fletcher is just one of those players that is destined to be injury prone. I hope I'm wrong as a Hyde-Fletcher combo could pay dividends for us IMO. dadster
  • Score: 18

5:46pm Fri 5 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

joejamestom wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ?
He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,
I think he just has to work out where he fits in the NW scheme though at the moment he seems no nearer to scoring a good number of goals than Bowman was but then again none of the others has set the world on fire either so the preferred striker place is totally up for grabs.
Though he seems to have a steadier temperament in other news Brodie has 3 goals for Southport but he would not fit in the NW game plan but if he was used the right way he could get 10 goals or so in the team.
As you know I am a great fan of NW, from day one, But, he knew the system he was going to use this season and thought the lad would slip straight into that system, i'm not knocking the lad you have to look at the wider picture NW knew he would carry a small squad this season here we are played 8 games and Hyde is trying to fit in, we have got the backroom boys its as much their job to get that sorted out as the player, unless the player cant fit in and if that's the reason , problem . sometime players are signed on recommendation and the players history, Agents haven't got to pay wages.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 3 year contract, when it runs out do you think he would have cracked it ? He looks like a square peg in a round hole to me,[/p][/quote]I think he just has to work out where he fits in the NW scheme though at the moment he seems no nearer to scoring a good number of goals than Bowman was but then again none of the others has set the world on fire either so the preferred striker place is totally up for grabs. Though he seems to have a steadier temperament in other news Brodie has 3 goals for Southport but he would not fit in the NW game plan but if he was used the right way he could get 10 goals or so in the team.[/p][/quote]As you know I am a great fan of NW, from day one, But, he knew the system he was going to use this season and thought the lad would slip straight into that system, i'm not knocking the lad you have to look at the wider picture NW knew he would carry a small squad this season here we are played 8 games and Hyde is trying to fit in, we have got the backroom boys its as much their job to get that sorted out as the player, unless the player cant fit in and if that's the reason , problem . sometime players are signed on recommendation and the players history, Agents haven't got to pay wages. bill bailey
  • Score: -7

9:27pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Anysport says...

Can we get an attacking coach on the loan market?
Can we get an attacking coach on the loan market? Anysport
  • Score: 0

9:27pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Monks Boss says...

PhilTopping wrote:
Mmm...Nigel seems to be getting to grips with the realities of his squad now. That's very good news. I was growing despondent with Nigel's endless praise for a clearly underperforming squad. I've seen Hyde in every game this season and quite a number of the preseasons. He needs supply, thats true. But sometimes he drifts out of the match completely and he doesn't much like moving away from central areas.

This is carefully disguised criticism of Jake Hyde. Basically, up your game young man or I'll take action.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]PhilTopping[/bold] wrote: Mmm...Nigel seems to be getting to grips with the realities of his squad now. That's very good news. I was growing despondent with Nigel's endless praise for a clearly underperforming squad. I've seen Hyde in every game this season and quite a number of the preseasons. He needs supply, thats true. But sometimes he drifts out of the match completely and he doesn't much like moving away from central areas. This is carefully disguised criticism of Jake Hyde. Basically, up your game young man or I'll take action.[/p][/quote]Well said. Monks Boss
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Monks Boss says...

Anysport wrote:
Can we get an attacking coach on the loan market?
Steve Torpey was a striker?
[quote][p][bold]Anysport[/bold] wrote: Can we get an attacking coach on the loan market?[/p][/quote]Steve Torpey was a striker? Monks Boss
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Budgie says...

Fletcher was injury prone at Burnley, this was well documented.
Fletcher was injury prone at Burnley, this was well documented. Budgie
  • Score: -1

6:01am Sun 7 Sep 14

YoRkIe59 says...

in fairness to Wes Fletcher most players would tend to be a little injury prone if they continually got lumps kicked out of em like Wes seems to have had since coming.
in fairness to Wes Fletcher most players would tend to be a little injury prone if they continually got lumps kicked out of em like Wes seems to have had since coming. YoRkIe59
  • Score: 1

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