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McCann looking to polish a diamond with Sotona

17 July 2023

Interviews

McCann looking to polish a diamond with Sotona

17 July 2023

Grant McCann is determined to polish a diamond in new signing Deji Sotona.

The Rovers boss made the forward his ninth signing of the summer by handing him a two-year deal following a successful trial.

And he believes the development left in the former Republic of Ireland age group international makes him an exciting talent to work with.

“He’s been really good and we’ve spoken to various people who have worked with him,” McCann said.

“Different types of feedback come back on Deji but anything that comes back that isn’t great makes you want to improve him and get him to the places where we know he can get.

“It’s hard to defend against pace. Our job is to get him into positions where he can use his pace and know how to use it and he can hurt people.

“It’s coaching with him but he’s got those raw attributes that we really like.

“It’s always an area I’m keen on helping and over the years with the teams that I’ve managed, I’ve always had exciting wide players and helped them move to bigger and better things.

“I’m not saying that’s what we want to do with Deji and others but sometimes it’s about developing players and we when do that, they’ll become better for the team and the team will become better.”


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