Hamilton secured the signature of Korede Adedoyin on loan from Everton last month.
We tipped the Nigerian for success in South Lanarkshire, but since then, Adedoyin has been posted missing.
When can Accies fans expect to see the Toffees youngster though?
Everton kid Adedoyin can’t break into the Hamilton squad
Adedoyin hasn’t featured in a single matchday squad for Brian Rice’s men. With Accies playing Celtic this weekend, it’s unlikely that he’ll feature this week.
He’s made just one appearance for the reserve side, but aside from that, the teenager has been out in the cold during the early stages of his Accies loan.
There’s clearly a player in him. In the U18s Premier League last term, Adedoyin netted 24 goals in 41 appearances. He’s a proven goalscorer at youth level, but has yet to taste senior football.
With George Oakley starting the season well up front and the likes of Lewis Smith and Blair Alston almost guaranteed starters on the flanks, the 18-year-old isn’t going to get near the Hamilton starting XI anytime soon it seems.
It’s a shame as he is a decent player. Adedoyin has good pace and dribbling qualities, but Rice clearly doesn’t believe he is ready for first-team football yet.
The league season is only four games old, so this loan isn’t a failure by any stretch just yet. However, Adedoyin isn’t going to learn much in the Accies wilderness.