Abdoun one for the future
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stuart Pearce does not expect Djamel Abdoun to challenge for a place in the City side yet.
Stuart Pearce is not expecting new signing Djamel Abdoun to make an immediate challenge for a place in the Manchester City side.
Abdoun has joined City on loan for the rest of the season from Ajaccio, with the option of a permanent move in the summer.
But rather than blood the young winger in the Premiership, Pearce is looking to assess Abdoun in the reserves.
The City manager has pinpointed the 20-year-old as a player for the long term, rather than someone who will aid the club's push for European football this season.
Pearce said: "He plays wide on the right and is probably one for the future rather than the here and now."