Loan star Udumaga takes his chance with both hands
WYCOMBE boss Gareth Ainsworth insists he will not put too much pressure on the young shoulders of new discovery Jermaine Udumaga.
The Brentford loanee made his long awaited debut as a late sub in Monday’s 2-0 win over Crawley, playing a big part in the Chairboys’ crucial second goal.
He played a lovely ball for Garry Thompson to then cross to Sam Wood who finished.
Udumaga initially joined Wycombe, along with fellow Bee James Ferry, on a month’s loan at the end of November.
But while Ferry has returned to Griffin Park, Udumaga had his loan extended by a further month on Christmas Eve, despite not having made an appearance during his initial four-week stay.
And the 20-year-old showed just why Ainsworth is keen for him to stick around, displaying some classy touches in his short cameo.
He said: “Jermaine had a great impact. He picked out Thommo with a really great pass, which is something we want to see more of.
“The quality of the squad is such that players who come in on loan have to fight their way in, and when you get your chance you have to take it – Jermaine did that today.
“He put his foot on the ball and took some good touches. But he’s not just about the tippy tappy, he’s a clever player and he knows how to win a game.
“He’s an attacking player who has got one hell of a strike on him, but he’s still a young lad and we won’t be putting too much pressure on him.”