The Wilmot affair is not bizarre. Trying to make unfavourable comparisons between him and Maguire are, however. Wilmot is 19 and has played 1800 minutes of first team football (about 20 games) - half of which as a CB in League Two, the rest generally either in Serie A in a back three, or for us in the FA Cup or the league as a DM. At the same age Maguire had only had one full season of first team football, which was for Sheffield Utd in League One. He was stuck in League One with Utd until Hull signed him when he was 21 and they were in the Premier League, however, even at 21 Hull only gave him 3 Premier League appearances in the entire season, and he spent the rest of the season on loan back in the Championship with Wigan. Hull only started using him regularly back when they were relegated in the Championship and Maguire was 22. I'm not convinced that Wilmot has the physical attributes to make it as a regular CB at the top level. However, to say that he's not yet been given enough playing opportunities one way or another is simply wrong. Also, CB is a very demanding position and one of the most difficult for a young player to break in to, which might also be one of the reasons why he's being used there at the moment rather than CB (less pressure). In fact, Wilmot was the youngest player in the Premier League classified as a CB to play any minutes last season (even if it was only 28). Furthermore, the youngest CB in the PL to play more than Wilmot last season was Juan Foyth at Spurs, who is a full 2 years older and still just played 900 minutes. Even in the Championship, there was only one CB the same age as Wilmot who played regularly, and that was Trevoh Chalobah on loan at Ipswich from Chelsea. who played the equivalent of 37 games. Other than him, you have to jump another 2 years up to get another, Fikayo Tomori, another Chelsea loanee at Derby. At this stage in Wilmot's career, even playing regularly on loan at a mid-table Championship club might be a stretch (whether at CB or DM). If he can, it might be worth trying, but he still might not even be ready for that.