Boss says on-loan Wycombe defender doing just fine after his future resolved
Steve Davis says that new loan signing Anthony Stewart is settling in just fine after having his future finally resolved. The talented defender has had to wait patiently for his chance to resume playing football again after he rejected Wycombe’s offer a new deal. Due to his age, his parent club were fully entitled to training compensation, much in the same we were when it came to Max Clayton and his delayed transfer to Bolton Wanderers.
Stewart and his club came to a compromise and he has initially joined us on loan until January with a view to securing a longer, more permanent contract.
While fellow loanees Nicky Ajose and Uche Ikpeazu may have grabbed the headlines following their debuts for the club against Doncaster Rovers last weekend, Stewart has continued to impress with his application and his recent performance for the Under-21s at Coventry.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Anthony has settled in well and is doing fine in training and in the Under-21 games. We always saw him as one for the future rather than the right now.
“He was struggling with his hamstring a bit after the Coventry game on Monday but he is okay. I’m sure that is only because he has missed a lot of football while his future was unresolved.
The Alex boss concluded: “He has had to play catch up a bit in terms of his match fitness but he is physically good. He is a quick and calm in situations and while it is unlikely he will feature for the first team with all the centre-back we have here, he has a chance to impress and we can have a proper look at him before we decide on the next step.”