Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade says he has high hopes that new signing Andre McCollin can step up the levels required to become a successful striker at League One.
The centre-forward will be in today's sixteen after completing a protracted transfer whilst his former club Fisher Athletic and Yeovil Town negotiated a small transfer fee believed to be around 15,000 pounds. Speaking to the Western Daily Press, Russell saw no reason why Andre could not follow in the footsteps of Gavin Tomlin, Kieran Murtagh and Nathan Smith, although warned that the striker would not be at the fitness levels of the other players yet:
"The level he will be playing at isn't what he is used to, but who is to say he won't step up? Tomlin and Murtagh and Nathan Smith, from Potters Bar, have made great progress, so they are all role models for him. We have a small squad so we are hoping to get him up to speed as soon as possible – but we may have to be patient. His strengths are his pace, his power and his finishing, but what he hasn't had is six weeks of pre-season training. We would have liked to get him in sooner, but agreeing a small fee with Fisher proved more difficult than we thought. He could play the centre-forward role or off the frontman. He can certainly learn a lot from playing and training with Paul Warne."
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