Partick Thistle defender Kevin Holt says Tunji Akinola has been ‘a good signing’ for the Scottish Championship club after his arrival from West Ham United.
The defender scored his first goal in senior football last week with a strike in the SPFL Trust Trophy against Stranraer. Akinola joined Thistle from West Ham United last month, Jags boss Ian McCall taking advice from Akinola’s former manager David Moyes before signing the versatile defensive option.
Holt says the likes of the West Ham United academy graduate and Scotland U21s international Lewis Mayo are providing plenty of competition for places at Firhill (ET): “It was a great finish! I’ve never seen him hit one like that in training. He’s been good since he came in up at Arbroath. Ciaran [McKenna] is injured so Tunji’s slotted in.
“He’s a bit like me – he’s played at right-back and at centre-half, and he’s looked solid through the middle. He’s been a good signing. And we have Lewis [Mayo] coming back from international duty for next week so the competition for places is huge. You can see with the squad that we’ve got – it’s all over the park and boys need to play well.”
Thistle travel to the Highlands to play Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.
Tunji Akinola netted his first senior goal in our 2-0 win over Stranraer today and it was a 🚀 from the number 18!
Full match highlights are available to watch on #JagZone now.
— Partick Thistle FC (@PartickThistle) September 4, 2021
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