I agree. I don't get the criticism he takes.
His job is a defensive midfielder. To sit in front of the defence and give cover allowing the more attacking players get forward. Before he came into the side we were losing loads of soft goals. Attacking midfielders were getting free runs on our defence. We’ve went from looking a disaster at the back to having one of the best defensive records in the division. Now I’m not saying it’s all because of him but he plays a big part in that.
I think the folk that criticise him should watch back the highlights from this season and the amount of times he is covering for players and filling the gaps. There is a great example in the defeat at Clyde the other week.
He’s not perfect but nobody playing 3rd tier of Scottish football is. But I think we’d be a much weaker team with any of the other possible replacements.