Imps Sign Former Sheffield Wednesday Striker
The Imps have confirmed the signing of Sheffield Wednesday striker Vadaine Oliver on a permanent deal until May. His picture in the Lincoln City 2012/13 squad photo had set the cat amongst the pigeons after a great debut against Grimsby on Tuesday. He is a free agent having been released by the Owls in May and as a 20 year-old we would be entitled to a fee should the vultures come circling at the end of the season.
STMI wishes the lad well and is sure he will become a big part of this seasons play-off push hopefully Lincoln City Banter may have the chance of his shirt after the departures.
Wednesday’s loss is our gain, as the lad looks to have what it takes at BSP level and beyond. Vadaine has pace, power and great technique even if he does look one-footed (right) on last nights showing. He certainly seems to have the hunger, physical presence and aggression we need. At 6′ 2″ he is also a handful in the air. Oliver came on for Barraclough in the 64th minute and was quickly into the action. He powerfully robbed Disley and came away from the ball after another full-on challenge from Hatton.
He certainly added the physical presence we needed in attack last night although he and Robinson got in each others way for his first opportunity. His thunderous half-volley in a busy penalty box, was destined for the back of the net until it caught McKeown in the middle of his back. Definitely deserves another run-out against Leicester on Saturday as he looks to have the attributes of Dany N’Guessan as well as the aerial prowess of Duffy.
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|FULL NAME||Vadaine Oliver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||21 October 1991 (age 20)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sheffield|
|HEIGHT||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|WEIGHT||12 st 4 lb (78 KG)|
|Playing Position||Centre forward|
|CURRENT CLUB||Free agent|
|2010-2012||Sheffield Wednesday – 0 apps|
Posted on August 3, 2012, in Imps Squad Player Pics, Squad, Transfer News, Uncategorized, Writers - The Oracle Of Optimism moments and tagged Lincoln City FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC, Vadaine Oliver transfer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.