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.

Badge of Sheffield Wednesday Lincoln City F.C. badge.png

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.

File:Lincoln City F.C. badge.pngVadaine’s Season 2012/13

Player     Starts sub Mins Goals Shots Sh/on Assists YC RC
14 Vadaine Oliver 22 19 2292 13 43 21 2 5 1

scores every 176 minutes.

STMI Biopic

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
NUMBER N/A
YOUTH CAREER
2004-2008 Sheffield Wednesday
CAREER STATS
YEARS Team
2010-2012 Sheffield Wednesday – 0 apps
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Posted on August 3, 2012, in Imps Squad Player Pics, Squad, Transfer News, Uncategorized, Writers - The Oracle Of Optimism moments and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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