Date: 2nd October 2013 at 10:05pm
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Alan Knill has hailed the impact that loanee Ade Azeez had in his debut against Newport, even though we lost the game.

Speaking to the Official Site the manager admitted that many fans would’ve been slightly concerned to see the on loan Charlton striker replace in form Jordan Chapell quite early on the second half, but Chapell had taken a knock to his ankle, and Knill wanted to protect him from making it any worse, and even though he had faith that Azeez would have an impact, he wasn’t expecting him to endear himself to the fans that quickly.

The striker scored four minutes after his introduction and was very lively during the second half and almost contributed to getting us a share of the spoils, but in either case it bodes well for the impact he can have whilst he remains with us.

‘Chappy took a knock and wasn’t moving as well as he usually does. It gave us an opportunity to put Ade on. It was a great substitution, which is what you want.’

Knill points out it turned out to be even more of an inspired substitution given that a section of the crowd were booing the replacement of Chapell, but he doesn’t mind that, because fans at the point would’ve have known it was precautionary owing to his ankle.

The crowd’s mood certainly changed when the replacement found the net and set up what was a very edge of the seat remainder of the second half, it’s just unfortunate we couldn’t get the second goal we wanted to take a share of the points and leave us unbeaten in back to back games.