Cameron Carter-Vickers was used as a makesift right-back as Michael O’Neill suffered his first defeat since taking over at Stoke City with a 1-0 loss to Cardiff City – and Stoke fans have hammered the Tottenham defender for his efforts.
The 21-year-old was a regular until O’Neill came in. The Northern Ireland gaffer benched Carter-Vickers against Barnsley, and left him out of the entire 18-man squad for the 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic at the weekend.
But Carter-Vickers was thrusted back into the starting line-up – but at the slightly awkward position of right-back, replacing Tom Edwards. It is fair to say the United States international struggled on the right side of defence.
He came up against Junior Hoilett and the Canadian’s pace was difficult to handle for Carter-Vickers. Midfielder Leandro Bacuna scored the only goal of the game after good work from target man Gary Madine.
Carter-Vickers is currently on loan at his fourth England Football League side, after appearing for Sheffield United, Ipswich Town and Swansea City so far. But there are still huge question makrs surrounding his future at Spurs.
He has only made four senior appearances for Tottenham, and his contract with the north Londoners expires in the summer of 2021. Stoke fans were unimpressed with the defensive powerhouse, which is worrying for Tottenham.
Carter-Vickers needs to go back …. sorry
— ✨Linda✨ (@LindaLovesStoke) November 26, 2019
No need to be sorry he shouldn’t even be on the pitch
— David Cartlidge (@scfcseniorgrump) November 26, 2019
I'm faster at 63 than he is.
— John Blood (@bloody56) November 26, 2019
He couldnt even cross a ball didn't look as if he wanted the ball.
— SCFC87 (@SCFC871) November 26, 2019
Don’t care that we lost just happy we didn’t appoint Harris as manager. Slowest, most boring football I’ve ever watched. Was expecting 8 or 9 minutes added on. Time wasting from minute 1. Carter vickers didn’t seem to care. Don’t think we’ll see him again. Missed McClean.
— jordyofsuburbia (@jordanC199915) November 26, 2019
Carter Vickers is crap
— Tom (@ThomasWorthy2) November 26, 2019