JAMAL’S BACKED TO REACH THE TOP

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Becky Grey

WY­COMBE striker Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa is con­vinced young goal­keeper Jamal Black­man has what it takes to reach the very top of the game.

Black­man joined the Chair­boys on loan from Chelsea in Au­gust, and the 23-year-old has con­sis­tently im­pressed in the club’s hunt for a play-off place.

Ak­in­fenwa says he has been im­pressed by the at­ti­tude of the young stop­per, who is 11 years his ju­nior.

“I think that guy can go all the way.

“I be­lieve that I will be able to tell my kids that we were on the same team,” said Ak­in­fenwa.

“He has all the at­tributes to go to the very top, to be Chelsea’s No.1 and to play for Eng­land. Some­times you see play­ers come down into the lower leagues from the big­ger clubs and the cul­ture shock is big.

“They haven’t got the same ameni­ties, such as the food and the fa­cil­i­ties, and they take their foot off the gas.

“But you see Jamal and he is rid­ing the bike ev­ery morn­ing.

“He doesn’t rest on his lau­rels and he has got that hu­mil­ity.

“Pack­age that with some of the per­for­mances he has pro­duced this sea­son and I be­lieve we have a fu­ture great. The fu­ture is re­ally in his hands.”

ABIL­ITY: Jamal Black­man

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