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Luton Boss Hails Nigerian Striker After Hat-trick Heroics Against Brighton

Luton Boss Hails Nigerian Striker After Hat-trick Heroics Against Brighton

Luton Town manager, Rob Edwards, has showered encomiums on Elijah Adebayo, predicting he has a “high ceiling” to what he can achieve.

Adebayor netted a hat-trick to help Luton to a 4-0 win against Brighton in Tuesday’s Premier League game.

The England-born Nigerian striker has now scored eight goals in the Premier League this season.

Luton have now moved out of the bottom three for the first time in nearly two months thanks to the impressive win.

The 26-year-old got his first goal after just 19 seconds before Chiedozie Ogbene added a second less than two minutes later.

Adebayo grabbed his second, staying onside to receive Ross Barkley’s pass and lashing the ball inside the near post.

He then completed his hat-trick after 56 minutes, heading in from Alfie Doughty’s corner as Brighton’s defence did little more than stand and watch.

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It was comfortably Luton’s best win since returning to the top flight and also their third win in five league matches.

“He’s become more reliable without the ball,” Edwards was quoted by Belfast Telegraph.

“His work-rate has always been great but he’s seeing how important it is to press hard, press the goalkeeper, press his man. He does that tirelessly.

“He’s going to be really difficult to play against. He can defend set-pieces, he’s a threat in the six-yard box, because of his hold-up play and pressing and he’s scoring some goal goals.

“He’s progressing really well.

“He’s got a really high ceiling. If he stays focused and keeps working hard, he can go a long way and have a really good career.”

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  • Please nff, contact this goat , and cap him.

    • Lol. National team already has “8 strikers” at Afcon with peserio having the luxury of not using 3 yet for even a minute. Why you wan still add “one cap” player again to the list na lol.

      For me, we need more midfielders than strikers oh. I agree some strikers need to “pull out” of the national team setup ASAP irrespective of their “young age” but what if eagles went far here….

      • JimmyBall 3 months ago

        @Sly… a national team is not like a marble monument. You continue to improve a national team, that’s how competition and team improvement is built. You allow players know they are indispensable you open upon up for complacency and laziness and allow decline to set-in after a while… with Kelechi Iheanacho warming the bench for a supposed indiscipline attitude towards the gaffer Peseiro… all else know you can be chopped off and made like any other player at any point. Players with normally so much money and ego tend to become like spoilt big babies… a strong manager is needed to put everyone respectfully in their place. So as long as there is a solid Nigerian player anywhere… he should get a look-in when we have friendlies and inconsequential games… like dead-rubbers!!! My take… so, yes… Adebayo is welcomed!

  • Edoman 3 months ago

    8 goals in the Premier League this season is something to talk about and that is not a fluke. He deserves to be observed by the people in his fatherland. His manager is sending out his praise by his words.

  • Sunnyb 3 months ago

    We ve enough good strikers, precise is not from a tribe known for producing good strikers. Scoring in premier league is nothing compares to banging goals in Turkish league. 

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