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Oliver To Join Owls' Senior Army?

Oliver To Join Owls' Senior Army?

Owls youngster Vadaine Oliver got a run-out for the first-team against Northampton last night: could he be the next starlet to make a name for himself?

Oliver, 17, has come on leaps and bounds since being converted to a full-time striker from defence, in a move not unlike Paul Warhurst's transition.

The local product offers Wednesday something a bit different. With him only playing consistently as a striker from the back end of last season, his potential is raw and unorthodox - which causes problems for any defence.

An issue encountered for many youngsters in their progression from youth team to first team is size, Oliver, however, has no such problem. Standing at 6'2 and with a good physique, he is well equipped to fend off even the meanest of Championship defenders.

Oliver's versatility will also appeal to Brian Laws. With a small squad, you're better having a versatile player than a one-trick-pony, Oliver can fill in just about anywhere on the pitch and has the mentality to perform there.

Although this game was only a friendly, and eased the youngster into first-team life, it was perhaps a signal of intent from Laws, that Oliver has a promising future and that he could well be the next rising star, to come through Sean McAuley's fruitful academy.



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Writer:Jarno
Date:Wednesday July 29 2009
Time: 1:34PM

Comments

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He had a couple of good touches and made a good attacking run only to be hacked down by a defender just outside the box!!
Bognor_Owl
29/07/2009 16:54:00
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lets give the lad ago
mick66owl
29/07/2009 17:51:00
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would love to see the club give these youngsters more exposure to first team action if we cant afford to bring in players from outside i cant see the harm in promoting from within
aussie2005
29/07/2009 19:25:00
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He got kicked out of my school haha hes pretty decent to be honest, bit selfish when i played against him in the playground but we'll have to see!
flinoycore
30/07/2009 01:02:00
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