You as a player: Daniel is a technically gifted footballer who is very comfortable off both feet. He is best played as a attacking midfielder or as a second striker/number 10 and has also played the role as Number 9 frequently. Daniel stands at 6’4”, has good pace and athleticism which allows his great feet, soft first touch and technical ability to come through on the pitch. He is a strong finisher within the box and strikes a ball cleanly from outside the box resulting in a strong goals/game ratio wherever he has played regularly and most recently resulting in 13 goals the past season. Daniel’s passing range, pass selection and weight of pass are also a strength in his game, being the centre of his teams moves laying on chances for his teammates. He is a very positive player, always looking to get on the half turn, play forward where possible and create opportunities for himself or his teammates. He is also competent at holding the play up with his back to goal, using his experiences playing in the striker role, he links the play effectively. He has the ability to beat players comfortably with his quick feet, good pace and long stride, he likes to commit players in the final third, to either get shots on the goal or create passing lanes for teammates in better positions. He also strong in the air due to his height, athleticism and bravery.
Daniel has an excellent understanding of the game, his attacking movement is outstanding and enjoys finding spaces in between the defensive and midfield lines to get turned. He also has clever movement getting in behind the defensive and losing his marker from crosses wide. He knows how to create space for others when needed and is positionally able and aware in numerous roles on the pitch. A strength of Daniel’s is he recognises when to press the opposition to win the ball back, as a the first line of defence, he knows the importance of his role to win the ball back at the right times. Daniel enjoys playing a good passing style of football as it suits his game technically.
Most importantly, Daniel’s attitude and personality underpins his technical and tactical abilities. He is a dedicated, hard working individual on and off the pitch. Daniel is often on the training ground after everyone has finished working on his strengths and weaknesses to improve himself daily. He is a positive person with a happy personality but is a winner and will get the best out of himself and everyone around him by his high standards and professionalism. This sets him as a leader, setting an example on and off the pitch. Daniel also works very hard in the gym to improve his athletic ability and keeps himself disciplined to maximise his performance on the pitch.
Previous Clubs: Sheffield United
Manchester United U23’s (Training w/ Squad)
Current Clubs: Free Agent
Drivers License: Yes
Qualifications: GCSE, BTEC
Position: FW, CM
Football Reference: John McCarthy
Football Reference Number: 447947741367
Character Reference: Joel Coustrain
Character Reference Number: 353851013213