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Ollie's Way: Dindane has got what it takes

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ARUNA DINDANE has impressed me more with what he's done over his career rather that in just the last few weeks he's been training with us.

He's a lot fitter now and ready for the rigours of the Championship compared to where he's been in Qatar for two-and-a-half years.

He's worked very hard from where we've put him and the training we've given him, but he has come in with a smile on his face and he deserves a couple of months.

I hope he can help us in the run-in now.

He was offered to us by Gary Penrice, who has been one of my best mates for years, and he said when Aruna first went to Portsmouth, he said to watch this guy play, and he was absolutely fantastic.

I've heard that if you walked into a bar with him and Didier Drogba (right) in the Ivory Coast, everyone would all flock over him, not Drogba – that's how famous he is.

But this now is his biggest challenge in my opinion and that's what I told him, to get himself fit and go again.

He's still young enough, he's 32, but can he still be that man once he's earned a fortune? He's got to reignite his career and all he's said to me is that he wants to fire us up to the Premier League.

All I can say is how hard he's worked in the last three or four weeks has been a full credit to him, and with what we can achieve right now in the league, I think he's a gamble worth taking.

His pace and his strength are good, and he can finish, he's got wonderful skills.

He can do things that are a little out of the ordinary, a little turn here, a little turn there. And to be honest, if anybody wants to look him up, all you've got to do is Google him and see what he's done in his career.

But, it's about what he can do for us now and how he can help us. I'll admit, he doesn't speak much English, so we'll have to translate his French!

I don't think he'll be starting too many games, including Good Friday against Birmingham, but what I'm trying to say is for the last few games, but you never know.

All I'm looking at is his explosion from the bench and it's something we might need because Kevin Phillips isn't available. And if we're in the play-offs, then Stephen Dobbie may not be available if Brighton get in there.

We've got to be really careful where we are in not running out of people because we don't know what might happen, and to be fair, we've got one bloke who has got 30 goals and the rest of the squad haven't got many, have they?

I don't think any loan business is going to happen because everyone is ringing about and there haven't been any other players with us recently.

Ollie's Way: Dindane has got what it takes


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