- 14 Dec 2017
If KR knows anything it’s how to look after and develop young players - I believe it’s one of the main reasons he got the job here - Lopes and his family will know that. I think we should all be happy that another good young payer is coming through. Hopefully the first of many now the under 23s are up and running - something Tiger does deserve praise for.Not being negative but is it really wise for Robbo to keep drawing attention to a scholar who could leave us without much compo?
I think the signing of ricky holmes was the catalyst for napa leaving. 3rd/4th Down the pecking order behind hall,holmes and whyte
Disagree, maybe in 18 months if he hasn't broken through by then, but he is in a great environment to grow at the moment with a manager who has a track record of bringing players through.If Lopez is good enough the club should loan him to a conference level club to gain experience. If he shines bring him back after Christmas or at the end of last season to fight for a place in the team.
With one up front, when will he play? Smith and Obika are ahead of him. If he can play in the three behind then maybe.Disagree, maybe in 18 months if he hasn't broken through by then, but he is in a great environment to grow at the moment with a manager who has a track record of bringing players through.
The u23 team means he will be playing mens football, whilst the Checkatrade will give him mins for first team. No need to loan at the moment.
I actually think he won't ever have a better opportunity with those two in front of him. That's not a slight on Obika or Smith but the law of averages assumes that injuries/suspension will mean they both won't always be in the squad and if Lopes is regarded as No 3 in the list he will make more appearance for us this season then most of our youngsters have recently out of necessity.With one up front, when will he play? Smith and Obika are ahead of him. If he can play in the three behind then maybe.