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Wednesday 28 June 2017

'Bohemian Kante' needs time

Bohemians’ Fuad Sule
Bohemians’ Fuad Sule

Despite their struggles on the field of late, Bohemians fans have taken recent arrival Fuad Sule to their hearts.

But manager Keith Long has warned fans not to expect too much too soon from the 20-year-old as he learns his trade at League of Ireland level.

The Nigerian-born player has spent time with Crumlin United and was on the books of senior sides Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic, but before this season he had just one league appearance on his CV.

Manager Long has pitched Sule into the side with three successive starts and his style of play has seen Sule compared to a current Chelsea player who won a league title with Leicester City last term.

"Fuad has done ok and people are talking about him as he's distinctive in that he's a diminutive footballer in that holding role which people like Makelele and Kante play," says Long.

"But we can't be putting too much pressure on him to perform. He has done ok but it's a big adjustment for him from U19s football as he didn't really play first-team football before. We can't expect him to do it overnight. We have high hopes for Fuad here but it's early days."

Bohs welcome Finn Harps tonight, badly in need of points, and goals, after a run of four successive league defeats without scoring.

"We need a win to move away from where we are in the table, and we need to beat Harps tonight," says Long. "Harps have done well, bar last week and we'll have to work hard to beat them."

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