21 year-old Mehdi Abeid is having a good season in Greece and he scored Panathinaikos’ third goal on Saturday, in their 3-1 win over Levadiakos which keeps them 3rd top of the Super League.
21 year-old Mehdi Abeid – having good season at Panathinaikos
But Olympiakos are again walking away with the league, with 83 points from 33 games, with PAOK second on 69 points and Panathinaikos third on 66 points.
That was Mehdi’s 7th goal for the side in his 33rd appearance, and since last January when he went on loan to St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League he has played a total of 44 games with 7 goals, and he is one returning player manager Alan Pardew will be taking a look at in pre-season.
As we mentioned over the weekend , James Tavernier is also having a great season on loan at Rotherham United, and played the whole game in Rotherham’s exciting 4-3 win at Gillingham, which puts the Millers 3rd top of League One.
James Tavernier – doing well at surging Rotherham United
Rotherham are on a 16 game unbeaten run in League One and have won 12 of those games, so they have 40 points from a possible 48 points – just fantastic.
They are now only 6 points behind second played Brentford and an automatic promotion spot, but only six games to play, and they are at mid-table Sheffield United tomorrow night.
This is the way to develop players – by having them out on loan and getting regular first team football, and it’s really hard to develop at the same rate by playing in the U21 Premier League.
So here are two players who have certainly improved this season, and they will be closely scrutinized by Alan Pardew in pre-season, and we hope they do very well and are kept at the club for next season.