Ainsworth looking to bring out Holloway's potential

Aaron Holloway

Aaron Holloway

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth feels he has a player full of unfulfilled potential on his hands after signing Aaron Holloway on a short-term deal.

The former Welsh youth international trained with Wanderers during the summer, being given run-outs in two pre season friendlies.

He impressed sufficiently to be given a contract to January by Ainsworth, who said he'll do his utmost to get the best out of the striker after a stop-start career to date.

Holloway had a short spell at Newport County last season, having previously been with Cardiff City and Bristol City.

The 21-year-old impressed with his first touch after being given a senior debut as a substitute during Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie against Millwall and Ainsworth has challenged the forward to build on the promise that persuaded him to give him a contract.

The Wanderers chief said: "We think he's got potential. Whether he fulfils that potential is half our job and half his job.

"We've all seen these players at 16, 17, 18 who were phenomenal and were youth internationals and never fulfilled their potential. Is that bad coaching? Is that bad attitude? We'll be making sure we unturn every stone to help Aaron fulfil his career. I believe there's some big potential in that kid and we can get the best out of him.

"He's had a couple of injury problems and not really kick started his career yet, but I've got the perfect staff with Richard Dobson and Barry Richardson to develop these young players."

Ainsworth added: "He's a big unit. He's a Plan B up front. He's about 6ft3, 6ft4 and he's got a good touch for a big man. He's going to cause defenders problems and add a different dimension - something we haven't had for a while."

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