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Manager maintains Wells stance

Manager maintains Wells stance

Greg Abbott, as he told The News & Star, knew at the time that the striker had talent but insists it was right to let him go as the time needed to develop him wasn't available for him at the time.

Wells is now shining with Bradford and Abbott said: We knew Nahki would be a good player and when we sent him to Bradford I begged them to sign him.

'We said he needed time, another 12 to 18 months, and it was time we struggled to give him here because we needed players to make an immediate impact.

'It's only now that we're seeing a real player developing. Those are the risks you take when you let people go. At the time he couldn't get in our first team. He wasn't good enough.

'It would have been very difficult with our finances to pay somebody for two years that wasn't going to play.

'And he didn't (play) for a year after leaving here, either. So we were right at that point. Now he's doing well and good luck to him.'

To be fair The Cumbrians boss does have a point, and you can see where he's coming from.

If he could have seen into the future then he would have thought differently of course with regard to the 22-year-old, but the benefit of hindsight is a wonderful thing!

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday January 17 2013
Time: 2:10PM

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