It’s time to vote for a left-back
Tom Heaton and Kieran Trippier have claimed the first two places in the best Burnley team of the last ten years and for the next few days it is time to vote for the left-back to join them.
This time there are six candidates to choose from. Christian Kalvenes played in our first ever Premier League game at Stoke but he didn’t make enough appearances from that date to qualify, but two others who played in that position during our first Premier League season are on the list of six.
Stephen Jordan (23 appearances) kicked off the season in the centre of defence at Stoke, scoring an own goal, before moving back to play 22 more games in his more familiar left-back position. Danny Fox (49) arrived in January 2010 and became the regular until just after the start of the 2011/12 season when he was sold to Southampton.
We’d signed Ben Mee by then although he was used, as he is now, as a central defender, so that saw Brian Easton (28) get his chance with competition coming in for the second half of that season from Danny Lafferty (34).
Mee, who hasn’t been included for this position, did move over to left-back, and was there until the Boxing Day disaster at Hull in 2015 since when he’s played exclusively in the centre of defence.
Stephen Ward (98) had signed for us in the summer of 2014 but injury curtailed his first season. He got back in the team for the second half of the 2015/16 season and remained first choice until early 2018/19 when injury forced him out, allowing Charlie Taylor (45) to come in and claim the place as his own.
Those are the six – Jordan, Fox, Easton, Lafferty, Ward and Taylor. The vote is underway and will run until the end of Sunday. It is below and, if viewing the desktop version of the site, on every page below the monthly archive links.
Who has been our best left-back in the last ten years?
- Stephen Ward (83%, 859 Votes)
- Charlie Taylor (14%, 140 Votes)
- Danny Fox (1%, 15 Votes)
- Brian Easton (1%, 12 Votes)
- Stephen Jordan (1%, 8 Votes)
- Danny Lafferty (0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,037