Miller Set For Blackburn Rovers Strikers Challenge
Southport FC’s new addition from Blackburn Rovers, striker Osayamen Osawe, will pose another test for Tom Miller tonight. Miller too has Rangers FC, Norwich City and Newport County credentials on his CV but the 20-year old wonder-kid has already impressed at Southport and is blessed with electric pace and an eye for an early but lethal strike with either foot. Then again Miller has recovered from the cruciate injury that wrecked his Rangers dream.
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Osawe rose through the youth ranks at Blackburn and had been loaned to Hyde and Accrington before making the switch to Southport on August 8th this year. He was 20 last Friday the 13th but his shot accurasy suggests he is anthing but lucky or a flash in the pan. So far he has scored two, got 7 more on target with just two misses. Tom needs to get in early because it will be an interesting duel down their left and our right, tonight, with Osawe scoring the winner against Aldershot, then getting one against Tamworth coming from the left. he also had a stormer in the 2-2 draw with Welling.
But Miller is not one for names and reputations. In his post match interview on Saturday he, like the rest of the Imps squad feels Lincoln should fear no one, as long as we keep it tight. The counter-attacking style might frustrate some but 574 happy punters, who made the long trip to North London, appreciate that patience is a virtue.
He may have a point. Nuneaton beat The Sandgrounders with two long throws, Tom’s speciality, suggesting he could have a pivotal part to play tonight. Tamworth hurt them with set-pieces in another 4-1 defeat on the road. If Tom and co can keep Osawe and Fitzpatrick quiet down our right, to starve Hattersley, we could be in for three points tonight.