Austin Samuels is currently on loan from Wolves to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
On Sunday, the Dons came up against one of the country’s biggest clubs in Celtic.
Samuels started the game as a right winger but was unable to stop his side slipping to a 2-1 defeat.
As per the Daily Record, Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass admitted Samuels is still not as fit as he would like him to be.
“He is quick, positive but has not been able to train as much as we’d have liked since he came in,” said Glass of Samuels.
“If he can produce that (what he did against Celtic, when he was replaced on 78 minutes) for 90 minutes we become more potent.
“We’ve managed to arrange a game for later in the week so boys like Austin will get extra time in his legs.”
It seems like there is more to come from Samuels, and he still has fitness work to do.
That’s the challenge at Aberdeen compared to at Under 23 level; he has to get fit to meet the demands of a manager trying to win games that matter against experienced, competitive sides.
Playing against the likes of Celtic will teach him more than development football could.
Hopefully the friendly during the international break does the trick and his fitness comes along soon.
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