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PLAYER WATCH: HAKEEB ADELAKUN

14 April 2014

Hakeeb Adelakun played 90 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 2-2 draw with Bury at Glanford Park.

The winger produced a solid performance and contributed an assist for Paddy Madden’s opening goal. The assist was the highlight of the youngster’s performance.

In the 62nd minute Adelakun’s shot found its way into the path of Madden, who gratefully converted the first goal of the game.

Adelakun started the game on the right flank but continuously swapped wings with man of the match Terry Hawkridge before settling into his left wing position for the rest of the game.

In possession United’s number 16 struggled to find his range in the first 45, but a couple of eye catching back heels set up promising attacks for the home side.

The second 45 minutes were a lot more positive for Adelakun, as his pace and vision on the ball came to the fore.

In his personal match up with Bury’s captain and right back Craig Jones the youngster struggled to beat the defender physically, but his vision and speed gave the opposing skipper plenty to worry about, whenever the Iron had possession.

After his assist mid-way through the second half, the youngster had a 15 minute spell in which his confidence grew and he started to really raise his game.

A couple of long range passes were hit with pinpoint accuracy and he started to take the Bury right back on in more one and one battles, which resulted in corners and attacking positions for United.

When Adelakun was replaced in the 91st minute, for Deon Burton, he left the pitch to appreciative applause from the 4,162 fans inside Glanford Park and with the score at 2-1 to the home side.

Despite Bury’s late equaliser, Adelakun’s performance is another positive for Russ Wilcox and his coaching staff as the youngster continues to impress all at Scunthorpe United.

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