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Stoke City Boss Raves About New Boy Maja

Stoke City Boss Raves About New Boy Maja

Stoke City boss Michael O’Neil has eulogized new arrival Josh Maja after the striker scored on his maiden appearance for the Sky Bet Championship club.

Maja moved to Stoke City on loan from French outfit Girondis Bordeaux on deadline day.

The Nigeria international opened scoring in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Wigan Athletic.

“Josh took his goal extremely well and I think he linked the play up well, O’Neill was quoted by the club’s website
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“He’s not played a lot of football in the first half of the season so he’ll benefit from the 70-odd minutes he had today.”

The 23-year-old made just four appearances for Bordeaux during the first half of the campaign.

O’Neil admitted that the former Sunderland striker still needs to build his fitness as he has not played much this season.

“That’s what he needs. For him to show what he showed today was a real positive but we still have to build his fitness and get him as many minutes as we can,”he added

“He’ll improve with that as well.”

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  • Jones 2 years ago

    5 4 3 2 1……oya the ‘he deserves to be called up’ people where una dey

    • Robert David 2 years ago

      He needs to be played in a 4 pointman attack line-up, i think my preffered options are Maja, Osimhen, Sadiq and any other striker who scores this weekend or definitely Nwankwo Silas the 18 years old prodigy.
      Bring back Echiejile to play the left-back.
      Awaziem is ripe enough to keep sitting on the bench.
      I also wonder why Ndah Olisah was given a couple minutes at right-back, I thought he should become a Midfielder, that hair-cut gives him a drenthe or Edgar Davies Vibes! He should be moved to the play maker role ASAP.
      While we wait for iwobi to build his leg muscles.
      Anywhere Amunike is back to the team. I’m sure that left wing is covered.
      Rohr must make the best decision for his fantasy team.

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