23rd Mar, 2019

Heeley hails livewire Dunkley

Worcester Editorial 11th Mar, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

IN-FORM Tristian Dunkley has received the plaudits of his Worcester City manager, who claims the winger has been a “revelation” in recent weeks.

The City attacker has hit a purple patch of late and has bagged four goals and two assists in his last six starts for the Blue & Whites, including the opener in the 2-0 success over Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

And his string of fine performances have not gone unnoticed by boss Carl Heeley, who was full of praise for the youngster after he led the line against the Lincolnshire outfit in the absence of Mike Symons.

“He has been a revelation since he has gone and played down the middle,” Heeley said.

“He is naturally a wide player but his pace worries teams to death and his goal return is really good so I am delighted for him.

“He is quite a strong boy but what he has got is incredible pace and he is up there with the quickest players I have seen at this level of football.

“You are going to struggle to catch him, if you leave space in behind he will cause you problems, if you drop off we have got players like Sean Geddes who revel in having that little bit of space.

“So, on an attacking front, we do look a threat.”

Meanwhile, defender Shabhir Khan has had his ban extended to six games by the FA for his ‘body slam’ on Stockport County’s Charlie Russell.

“We accept it,” Heeley added. “It doesn’t mean we agree with it, but we accept it and we move on.”

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