Are Glasgow Rangers Considering Oliver?
Glasgow Rangers manager Ally McCoist may have to vie with SPL rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle if he is to follow up on positive scout reports relating to ex-Sheffield Wednesday and current Lincoln City striker Vadaine Oliver. The interesting part to this snippet is that he may have to wait until January (when the transfer embargo ends) but with new money set to come into the Glasgow giants coffers courtesy of the Easdale Brothers, any fee for the tall target man, would be small beer for the Gers and Champagne money for the cash-strapped Imps who want Oliver to start the season at Sincil Bank.
Although Gary Simpson would love to keep the lad, a six-figure fee from North of the border would come in handy. We can expect at least a tribunal fee as the lad is under 24 and we have offered him a deal. The Imps budget currently stands at £400,000, on a par with that enjoyed by Holdsworth. It is sad to hear that the lad is being touted around, but then that is the nature of football and the lad is destined to play higher sooner rather than later.
A taster for Scottish football fans……….
Since missing the Hillsborough cut in May, Vadaine Oliver’s debut season has certainly been IMPressive, cemented with a hat-trick at Hyde that banished the relegation worries for the Imps on the final day of the season. Vadaine Oliver never lost a header today, against two mean centre-halves who know all the tricks. He scored three second half goals and had a hand in the all important penalty. Young Oliver- in true Dickensian style the boy always wants more – won the header that put in Jones, only for him to be pushed for a 27th minute penalty.
On 48 Sheridan beats the offside, crosses superbly and Oliver uses his strength to power home a towering header. On 62 minutes a Gray throw finds Oliver and his salmonlike leap sees him beat the keeper to the ball and head home. The deserved hat-trick and first matchball. On 86, Miller threads an intelligent ball, that Vadaine takes in his powerful thoroughbred stride to send him home to meet his maker, just inside the left hand post.
The Imps signed Vadaine as a free agent after the Owls released him in May. As a 20 year-old we would be entitled to a fee should the vultures come circling when the window opens in the summer. He has said he wants to continue to work with Simmo, who he knows to have a pedigree in developing players at clubs and selling them on for million plus fees. If we don’t keep Vadaine it will be a shame but a decent fee for the lad could still pave the way to a glorious season.
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|FULL NAME||Vadaine Oliver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||21 October 1991 (age 21)|
|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||Lincoln City|
|2010-2012||Sheffield Wednesday – 0 apps|
|2013-date||Lincoln City 37 Apps 13 goals|