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Swansea Manager Gives Blunt Assessment of Michael Obafemi's Form This Season

Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Swansea coach Russell Martin has spoken very frankly about Michael Obafemi, and the Irish striker's disappointing club form this season.

Despite finishing last season strongly, Obafemi has scored just three times in 19 Championship appearances for the mid-table Welsh side this season, while injuries have hampered him as well.

Martin spoke to Wales Online, and also discussed the striker's lack of effort on the pitch.

"Michael hasn't done well enough," said Martin. "He had a great end to last season. He's not given us anywhere near enough this season, he knows my thoughts on that. I think we'll have to wait and see (on potential January interest).


"The August thing rocked him, for sure. Some players can cope better with that than others. It's very similar to last season's pattern really which is really frustrating for us.

"You take a step forward and then two steps back. He knows my thoughts on it. We've had really honest chats."

Swansea Manager Russell Martin Disappointed With Michael Obafemi

"We got really praised with the way we dealt with him last season," continued Martin. "It was about getting him to a point where he could trust himself, we could trust him to do a certain role in the team and we haven't quite seen that this season. Everyone expected him to pick up where he left off last year, but football is not linear.


"He's a young man living a long way from home with different things to deal with. Young men don't always get it right. We really love Mike as a character, a person, but all we can ask for from any of the lads is 100%, all in, a willingness to run for the team, and we've only seen that in glimpses."

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