Boro’ started 2019 with an eye on the League Two playoffs, but were finding goals hard to come by. That’s where Elijah Adebayo comes in. Literally. The young striker came to us at the end of January on loan from Fulham. It was a deal with a view to a permanent switch, however, so certainly had long-term potential.
Adebayo already had Football League experience to offer when he arrived at the Lamex. In previous loan spells away from west London, he’d been to both Cheltenham Town and Swindon Town. And he’d done the business at both, making a scoring impression during his time out (further) west.
The hope that he could bring that form to us as we looked to make a dash at the playoffs was short-lived. More red cards than goals, Adebayo contributed very little; it didn’t seem as if the gaffer had much faith in his services either. Two sub appearances and two games sat on the bench wasn’t much of an impressive return.
You wonder why either we or he bothered with this loan deal.