Scott Parker impressed with Cherries striker Christian Saydee
CHERRIES debutant Christian Saydee scored the opportunity with a dream goal from the bench, prompting head coach Scott Parker to say “he’s accepted the hard work while others have maybe dodged.
Parker rewarded this app with a replacement appearance 15 minutes from time before the striker repaid his blunder via a goal and an assist a few minutes later to complete MK Dons’ 5-0 rout.
The 19-year-old was briefly loaned out to the National League from Weymouth last season and has been on the cherry bench a few times in the League and the FA Cup, but has never reached the pitch.
Saydee traveled with the squad to the warm-weather camp in Marbella this month, but limited himself to appearances off the bench throughout the preseason, including the midweek draw against Chelsea, winner of the Champions League.
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Speaking of the youngster after the game, Parker was full of praise, telling the Daily Echo: “Brilliant afternoon for Christian.
“He’s been working extremely hard over the four weeks he’s been here and the steps and developments he’s taken in terms of physics from where he was to where he is now, he deserved his job very well. goal, I’m happy for him. ”
“I liked his work effort because he came with us and there was one element that I didn’t like, in terms of his physique and where he was, he needed work.
“He accepted this challenge that I gave him, he accepted the hard work when others may have fled or others may have given up, the boy showed some resilience and the boy showed character and got in a position to do what he really did today, so it was well deserved.
The next step for Cherries is a test in the opener of the 2021-22 season championship when they host the recently relegated West Brom.
However, Parker is hoping for a return to action for forward Sam Surridge, who did not bench for the MK Dons game due to a hit, as well as a number of other teammates who could. see limited team space.