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VIDEO: On-loan Plymouth Argyle winger Tope Obadeyi wanted back by Bury

By HeraldSport  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

By Chris Errington Chief Football Writer @ChrisErrington1

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On-loan Bury winger Tope Obadeyi scored Argyle's equaliser in a 1-1 draw away to York City last month

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ON-LOAN winger Tope Obadeyi will return to Bury when his loan spell at Argyle ends in the first week of January.

New Bury manager David Flitcroft has stated the speedy 26-year-old will ‘definitely’ be part of his future plans for the club.

Obadeyi signed for the Shakers in the summer, after playing in Portugal last season, but had been out of favour before Argyle snapped him up on loan last month.

He has made four starts and two substitute appearances for the Pilgrims, and scored the equaliser in a 1-1 draw away to York City on November 16.

Obadeyi has missed the last two matches after suffering a hamstring injury in the 1-0 defeat by Burton Albion at Home Park.

He would have been fit to play for Argyle tomorrow had their opponents not been Bury.

However, under the terms of his loan deal, Obadeyi is not allowed to take part in the match.

Obadeyi has previously worked with Flitcroft during a loan spell with Rochdale in the 2009/10 season.

Flitcroft was the assistant manager to former Argyle defender Keith Hill at the time. The 39-year-old was appointed by Bury last week, only nine days after he was dismissed by Championship club Barnsley.

Flitcroft has already dashed any hopes Pilgrims’ boss John Sheridan might have had of extending Obadeyi’s loan.

He said: “I must admit I’m scratching my head as to why a player of Tope’s pace and quality is not available to me at this football club.

“How and why I am not able to utilise him this weekend is beyond me.

“Under the terms of his deal, I’m not able to bring him back early, but he’s definitely in my future plans.”

Obadeyi was ruled out by his injury when Argyle lost 2-0 away to Chesterfield last Saturday.

So, instead, he returned to the north-west of England and watched Bury draw 1-1 with Northampton Town.

That gave him a chance to catch up with Flitcroft, following his appointment as manager.

Obadeyi can play in Argyle’s League Two games away to Oxford United on Boxing Day and at AFC Wimbledon on December 29, as well the Devon derby against Torquay United at Home Park on January 1, before the end of his loan.

He said: “Hopefully, I can get my match sharpness back, keep fit and show what I can do. If I do go back up (to Bury) we will see what happens then.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here (at Argyle). Obviously, I have been injured, which was a bit of a downfall, but I played the first few games.

“I get along well with the lads and the manager gave me the opportunity to come down and play some games so I’m thankful for that. Hopefully, I can show that in the next few games.”

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  • MikeSpiligan  |  December 21 2013, 1:02PM

    May as well get on the bus with the rest of his mates after Saturdays game... Sherridan can get on with the job of finding his replacement then.... Does Trots get up the Hind ? must know my Dad, probably park their bikes next to each other... Whatever next

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  • trots  |  December 20 2013, 3:50PM

    Crickey George, sorry forgot about you! Happy Chrimbo to you, to prove there's no hard feelings I given you a thumbs up!!

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  • plymgeorge1  |  December 20 2013, 2:46PM

    Well said Trottie,still hogging the corner seat at the G/Hind .ye gods don't you ever plan to take up gainful employment ? It would give you the chance to see the Greens play instead of trading on the comments of true supporters ,still if it makes you happy why not. And please leave that pushbike of yours away from the back entrance.Best regards to Elaine,and Terry stop waffling and get a round in.

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  • trots  |  December 20 2013, 12:06PM

    David, whilst not also agree with your posts I do really enjoy reading them, always constructive and informative. Yours, MikeSpilligan and Bobbybiscuit are posts are enjoy reading , difference of opinion is inevitable I suppose but deep down we all hope the best for PAFC Happy Xmas to all Pilgrims far and wide

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  • DavidofLancas  |  December 20 2013, 10:57AM

    Whilst I wish the lad well he hasn't done enough for me to say we will miss him. I wouldn't play him in the remaining fixtures as I don't see any need to get him fit for potential relegation rivals. One factor that might change that is if we had injuries and truly needed him, but I don't think that is the situation. I would also not extend the loan of Jamie Reckord or offer a new contract to Hamza Bencherif, so that would leave three vacancies in the squad, plus any other budget head room offered by the Board, so there is scope for much-needed recruitment. Personally, I don't have any faith in Sheridan or his scouts finding suitable replacements but as he is holding the baby at the moment he is the only one who will get to choose, so let's hope he has a blinding flash of inspiration and makes some smarter signings than he has so far. I am presuming Neil Trotman will get the new contract he thoroughly deserves. I think we have a tough Christmas schedule and wins against Bury and Torquay are essential. I don't think we'll get much at Oxford and I would hope for a point at Wimbledon. Mid-table survival is the best we can hope for at the moment but those seven points I have wished for over the next four games are important. I'll finish by offering Christmas greetings and best wishes to all fellow Argyle fans, particularly those with whom I joust regularly on this forum. Thanks for the fun.

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