Gabby Obertan is having a poor time of it at the moment on Tyneside, and the Frenchman played for the Reserves, in their 1-1 draw with Bolton on Monday night, and the winger laid on the goal for young Adam Campbell, with a brilliant piece of wing play.
Gabby Obertan – showed his professionalism
Gabby has made only one first-team appearance so far this season, and that was against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup, where his speed twice took him through on the Leeds goal, but the goalkeeper saved both times, otherwise he could have had a brace.
Willie Donachie is the Reserve team coach and he praised the Frenchman on nufcTV after the game on Monday:
“Coming down to play with lesser players is always difficult.” “It’s easier the better players you’re playing with.”
“But I thought his attitude was very good – it was some of the players around him who didn’t show the same consistency.”
“He was outstanding for the goal and showed his class. It was difficult for Gabby and I was pleased with him.”
“The good things were the young players.” “Young Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong, Quinny – Jonathyn Quinn – they gave everything they had.”
It must have been difficult for the French U21 International to come down and play in the U21 side as an over-age player, but all credit to him for being so mature and professional – good for him.
Adam Campbell, Gael Bigirimana and James Tavernier also played in the game, but it would be much better of these three were out on loan getting regular first team football somewhere, but Alan Pardew said today it was proving a little difficult to fix them up.
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