Reeve Frosler's performance gives Middendorp selection headache

Kaizer Chiefs defender Reeve Frosler eyes his next pass

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp admits defender Reeve Frosler's performance in the Soweto derby has given him a selection conundrum.

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Frosler usually plays at right-back but was deployed on the other side of the pitch against Orlando Pirates at the weekend, and it paid off as he provided Amakhosi great defensive stability against the likes of Gabadinho Mhango.

Now Middendorp has the difficult task of deciding who will be starting regularly for the rest of the season, with Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and Yagan Sasman also competing for a spot in the first XI.

"Let's start here, if you watch Pirates games, it doesn't matter who they are playing against, Black Leopards or Mamelodi Sundowns, I followed them you'd see 80 per cent of their forward movement is coming through the inverted positioning... Mhango from the side, dribbling into it," Middendorp told reporters, as quoted by Goal.

"It was very crucial to have a player with heart [at right-back], a player who is hard and robust on 100 per cent defensive level and Kgotso did. Now I have a problem at the next stage, an outstanding player like Frosler, I can't leave him out. He is able to contribute not only in defence but in the forward movement as well.

"It was not a big question for us. We found a quick solution to say, 'Let's put him there to provide the forward movement for us', and on the right-hand side, we needed someone who's more defensive, and in terms of his performance, I'm very happy for him."