WANDERERS fans have been warned not to expect too much, too soon from new arrival Chinedu Obasi.

The ex-Nigeria international signed a short-term deal with the Whites until the end of the season, an announcement strangely made just 15 minutes before kick-off in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Preston North End.

Phil Parkinson said at his weekly press conference he had not seen enough of the 31-year-old to make a firm judgement – but The Bolton News understands the club’s hand was forced after two Swedish clubs offered him an immediate deal.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson revealed the details of Obasi’s deal and told supporters he will need a few weeks to get up to speed, having not played competitively since the end of last year.

“I haven’t seen a great deal of him in training because of the weather and now we given him a contract which is pay as you go,” said the Whites boss.

“He is not ready yet. But I thought for no cost we might as well tuck him in the Under-23s to see how he gets on and then if he gets to a level and can make a contribution, great.

“He has played at a good level in the Bundesliga etc but I don’t want the supporters to think he’ll be out there making a difference in a week’s time because we had to make a decision on what we’d seen in the dome playing seven a side.

“It got to the point – and no fault of his – but he’d played in the Under-23s game and had one or two offers. He said ‘I’ll back myself and come on a pay as you play contract’.

“To have another striker at no cost unless he makes an appearance is one we decided to take. He’s a good lad but he’s got work to do.”