Ade and the Beast

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Tony Scholes
Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen - in goal tomorrow
Ade returned to the starting eleven last Saturday following the sudden departure of Andy Gray and grabbed his opportunity with both hands, scoring the first and playing a part in the winning second goal, and Coyle has said he will start no matter who he signs.

"Regardless of who we go and sign, Ade will play against Scunthorpe," the manager said. "Ade, when he's been given an opportunity, has been terrific for us, and was probably unfortunate that after the Bristol City game we put him on the bench at Blackpool because he'd played two games in three days and was feeling bits and pieces.

But his performance was outstanding at Coventry, the headers he won and the problems he caused, and he ran until he dropped. You can't ask any more than that. If we go and sign Samuel Eto'o, Ade will still play."

Coyle added: "I'll hang my hat on lads who give every ounce of effort, and the fans can see he runs until he drops. The effort is so important, supporters have to see you're giving your maximum."

He also confirmed that Brian Jensen would continue in goal but admitted Gabor Kiraly had done little wrong. "All credit to Brian because he has had to be patient," he said.

"Gabor hadn't done a lot wrong, but I felt the time was right to give Brian an opportunity and although it is a cliché, he's grabbed it with both hands. He certainly fills the goal, but I have to say he has been helped enormously by Gabor whose professionalism has been second to none. He's been pushing Brian on and I think that speaks volumes."

As for Eto'o, he's not expected to join the Clarets ahead of the game against Scunthorpe, and latest suggestions are that there will be no new additions this week.