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Would you play Ameobi against Reading?

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1 Would you play Ameobi against Reading? on Fri Aug 17 2018, 13:44


WANDERERS are giving Sammy Ameobi every chance to prove his fitness for tomorrow’s trip to Reading.
The winger missed out on last weekend’s draw with Bristol City and the midweek Carabao Cup game at Leeds United with a hip injury but has now started to train again.
Phil Parkinson confirmed medical staff had given Ameobi an injection to help the injury - picked up at West Brom - to heal. But the Wanderers boss gave little away yesterday when he gave an update on the 26-year-old’s fitness.

“Sammy has been back involved in some sort of training but it’ll be touch and go for Saturday,” he told The Bolton News.

Parkinson is also optimistic that another winger, Yanic Wildschut, is starting to find his feet following his loan arrival from Norwich City.
The Dutchman made his first start at Leeds and has been doing extra training in an effort to catch-up with the rest of the squad.
And Parkinson believes it will not be long before he is starting games in the Championship, too.
“There are players who will get better and Yanic is definitely one of them,” Parkinson said. “He needed the minutes at Leeds and while not everything worked for him, he kept going, testing the full-back out.

“I just want to keep working with him on his fitness and his ability to sustain it over 90 minutes because he’s a very good player and we need him to be at full strength.”

As Wanderers prepare to face Reading, ex-Royals favourite Adam Le Fondre was in Australia finalising a move to Sydney FC.
The striker was offered a three-year deal to move to the A-League on Monday and agreed with Bolton to cancel the remaining 10 months of his contract.
Parkinson has been given extra room in his budget to recruit loan players as a result of Le Fondre’s departure but admits the timing of Sydney’s move - four days after the close of the permanent window - was not ideal.
“You go one step forward and take two steps back in this job sometimes,” he said. “We’ll have a saving on the budget but it will only be a benefit if we use it wisely.

“I just hope the supporters respect the decision from the club and Alfie and not get frustrated.”

2 Re: Would you play Ameobi against Reading? on Fri Aug 17 2018, 15:24


Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Yes- the team needs some inventiveness, otherwise they are just cannon fodder

3 Re: Would you play Ameobi against Reading? on Fri Aug 17 2018, 20:16


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I would always play Sammy he is our creative outlet, however with three games in a week, i would leave him until Wednesday and play Oz. With the aim of getting them both in the team. And hopefully a style that is easier on the eye. Oz for Buckley.

4 Re: Would you play Ameobi against Reading? on Sat Aug 18 2018, 12:02


Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
If he's up for it and fully fit then I'd play Sammy every match. He'd be one of the first names on my team sheet to be honest.

5 Re: Would you play Ameobi against Reading? on Sat Aug 18 2018, 13:25


Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
If there's any doubt, I would say no. He doesn't need an excuse to disappear during a game.

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