Boss says Oliver's work ethic has seem him reap rewards in recent weeks
Steve Davis is hoping that Vadaine Oliver’s recent good form for the club can continue. Oliver, 22, scored his first goal of the season to seal a priceless victory over near neighbours Port Vale and then his shot last night at Yeovil allowed Billy Waters to convert the rebound from close range.
Davis is hoping the former Lincoln City forward is now up and running after making the step up into League One just over 12 months ago.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We have been encouraging Vadaine to get into the box and into those positions. He scored a lot of headed goals at Lincoln and we have been encouraging him to get into those positions more.
“Everyone was delighted for him when he scored against Port Vale because it was a great header and he is an honest lad, who wants to do well for the club.
“He has had to make a massive step up from the non-league after he was released by Sheffield Wednesday and he has that point to prove.
“He played more than we thought he would have in his first season. It should have been more a season of transition for him but he also had a few injuries and we couldn’t work with him as much as we would have liked.
The boss added: “If we can get him out on the training ground and work with him then he is only going to improve and get better.”