Left is all right with Chung-Yong
Wide man Chung-Yong Lee believes switching sides has breathed new life into his game at Wanderers.
The 24-year-old Korean’s Reebok career has mainly been spent on the right side of midfield.
But boss Dougie Freedman has swapped him to the opposite flank where he plays in front of in-form Marcos Alonso and both the team and the duo have reaped the benefits.
Alonso continues to impress and the Spaniard’s form has again seen him linked with a move away this summer with Stoke still believed to be monitoring his displays.
And now Lee is also thriving in an advanced role on the left and enjoying being in tandem with Alonso, a fact evident in the last two matches after he set the ball rolling against Hull with a fine cross for Darren Pratley to score in the first minute.
He said: “I am happy playing with Marcos – he has good technique and is powerful physically, so we have a good understanding of each other.
“I used to play on the right but now I play on the left – it is not difficult for me to do, it is just the same job. I think I actually feel more comfortable because I am able to come inside more.”
Lee says the 1-0 victory over Peterborough on Tuesday was key after such a swashbuckling display against Hull three days earlier.
It extended the unbeaten Championship run to five games and Lee, who has played in all five, hopes the Whites can make it a half dozen at Barnsley today.
He said: “Tuesday was a big win, especially after Saturday. We had good confidence before that game – we need to keep going and keep a winning mentality.
“We are now 10th and there is a seven-point gap to the play-offs. It won’t be easy, but we can do it.
“Today will be a difficult game, but, like Peterborough, we must keep together and we will win.”