Genuinely thrilled for the guy. He's been here for exactly two years and hadn't ever really been able to show us what he does, until today. It was only the 11th time he's pulled on a city shirt - the 10th was almost a year ago in the League Cup!!
So now Claude has a fully fit Mendy who is desperate to prove himself, the solid and reliable Iborra & Silva, and the very hungry Hamza all at his disposal and fighting for a place along Wilf.
That's the good kind of selection headache to have. Credit to Claude too for making such a bold decision. When I saw the teamsheet I thought the whole of the midfield must be injured. Totally vindicated.