JAMAL’S BACKED TO REACH THE TOP
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