Sounds like bruce's thought process is something like "big, strong lad who can kick a ball - i'll chuck him up top". He's evidently a CM and has always played his best football there. I don't understand how randoms on a football forum can see this but managers at fairly big clubs can't? Even poch has played him out of position continuously. I don't think his workrate is that bad when he plays at CM either. He tends to track back hard and make good challenges when he plays there so i don't think that is the issue. It's almost like they don't trust a talented youngster to play at CM but are happy enough for him to be average in another position? Fucking weird management.