In truth he was never great in one v one situations. I think he's a bit flat footed and doesn't have any real explosive pace from a standing start. Wingers go past him easily. Also and I said this 3 years or so ago - he lacks a bit of courage. I've seen him back off a few 50-50 situations this season.
He doesn't go in hard, I mean he hardly ever gets booked.He's clocked up over 260 games so the club know his strengths and weaknesses.
Would he be better in midfield, I mean then we could bring in a top defensive RB. Yes Trent could spread the play, put more crosses in etc. The issue is I suppose if it doesn't work then that leaves Trent in limbo.