Tom Eaves sent on loan to get up to speed
TOM Eaves was sent out on loan to Rotherham United yesterday, with Dougie Freedman insisting the young striker is not quite ready for the Championship.
After successful spells at Shrewsbury Town and Bristol Rovers last season, the Liverpudlian target man had been tipped to force his way into the first-team reckoning this season.
But despite facing Tranmere Rovers in the Captial One Cup, Freedman feels the 21-year-old still needs a little more senior experience before making the step up.
“You need to nurture young players through the system and if they are good enough then I will give them a chance,” he said.
“Right now, a few of them are not quite there. Young Tom (Eaves) has gone out on loan and young Sanmi (Odelusi) is on the bench. I’d love to go with them but they are not quite there yet.”