Young Leicester & Lincoln Striker Seems to Be back From Career Threatening Injury
Former Leicester City, Burton Albion and Lincoln City striker Adi Yussuf is in the top 10 Conference North strikers as he continues to fight through the pain barrier. The talented lad, 21 last week, has been plagued by injury costing him a career at Leicester as well as Burton and Lincoln City. Adi (Oxford City) is just three off Omar Bogle (Solihull Moors) on 8 with Andy Cook (Barrow FC) and Richie Allen (AFC Fylde) in joint second with seven.
Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
Having impressed at the Leicester City Youth Academy under the Direction of John Rudkin and ex-Imp Trevor Peake. As an aside Nicky Eaden now at today’s opponents Nuneaton was also at Leicester during Adi’s time as a coach, which may explain young Fox Adam Dawson’s arrival on loan. Adi was another for the future given a 3 year youth deal at just 16 by Leicester. He was a regular in the U18’s and reserves, going on loan to Tamworth at just 17 before Sven-Göran Eriksson wielded the axe.
His trademarks, explosive acceleration and power, see him get behind defences to lethal effect. Alas that has been his downfall as he has one leg slightly longer than the other leading to pain and regular strains, such as hamstring pulls which clearly hamper a large part of his natural game. At Lincoln it had been hoped that injections and a modification to his boots might help, but alas it did not. It was a shame as he looked brilliant in pre-season may well have to give up the game for good.
Conference North Goal Machines
Omar Bogle (Solihull Moors) 8
Richie Allen (AFC Fylde) 7
Andy Cook (Barrow) 7
Obi Anorou (Colwyn Bay) 6
Dayle Southwell (Boston United) 6
James Dean (Chorley) 6
Kristian Dennis (Stockport County) 6
Charlie Griffin (Gloucester) 6
Stefan Moore (Leamington) 6
Adam Boyes (Guiseley) 5
Adi Yussuf (Oxford City) 5