Simmo Keeps Us Guessing Over Yussuf & Dixon
When Adi Yussuf limped off 25 minutes into the Boston Utd game we feared the worst after injury at Leicester City and Burton Albion had wrecked a promising career. The 20 year-old also failed a fitness test prior to the game at Woking FC, the hamstring continuing to hold him back.
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Hamstrings are a bugbear for those with explosive pace, but it would appear that Adi’s injury is not a major one, more a tightness than a pull or worse. As to whether he will play tonight is anyone’s guess but if he does the Macc left flank looks made for him. With three goals in the pre-season one would fancy him to get off the mark tonight and go into the Forest Green game in full flow.
Young Yussuf’s pace and power make him a menace to be reckoned with even if the shooting is a little hit and miss at times. But at 20 he can be excused that, after all it is his pace and ball-skills that have carved out the opportunity in the first place. He and Bohan Dixon, our new-school inside right and inside left combination, will frustrate and excite as they learn their trade, but both give options we have been crying out for these last few years.
Dixon was immense in the last 19 minutes at Woking, a game the cautious Imps looked to defence first at tough hosts. His pace and strength see him end one move, his first touch, by shooting over the stand. Bohan continued to ransack sending a second effort wide. He then beat two – roasts them for fun – centred to Nolan, but his goal-bound drive is brilliantly blocked by Parkinson. He then shot down the keepers throat, to finish goalless despite a promising introduction. Big Bohan is young and will be frustrating but what a bundle of energy and bravado we have.
57 % Ball % 43
6 Shots on 3
9 Misses 7
4 Saves 7
4 Corners 5
5 Offside 4
8 Fouls 17
1 Yellows 2