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Opinion: It's Time We Unleashed Alex Samizadeh

He might be small - but from tiny acorns do great oaks grow

Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Alex Samizadeh.

One of those 'prospects'. You know - the Snorrason type. The Bolton Wanderers youth prospect who seemingly has it all, but who never seems to quite make it.

Call him small, call him raw and call him untested - but what you can't do is ignore him.

The goals continue to flow at an impressive rate.

In the flesh he's an unconvincing type. He is small. He does go to ground a bit easy and he doesn't have the greatest workrate in the world.


He scores goals. Whilst he has made his first team debut (in a work permit / contract clause bit of tomfoolery), he has been conspicuous by his absence ever since.

Yet the goals keep coming.

Obviously the signing of Adam Le Fondre creates another barrier to his continued development - but other than ALF, who do we have?

Jamie Proctor has dropped down to League Two, and Gary Madine is in a run of two goals in 25 games. Emile Heskey-esque.

We've heard it said that the Andersons and Phil Parkinson think that Samizadeh isn't ready. That may well be the report card against his name, but can we continue to act all superior and all high and mighty?

I think the time has arrived where Parkinson needs to push him. See what he can do. It might not work - but it's better to have loved and lost, than never have loved at all.

Do it Phil. Unleash the beast.