Ribeiro explains why he is not rushing new signing Shalaj

Ribeiro explains why he is not rushing new signing Shalaj

Manager Bruno Ribeiro says that Gezim Shalaj needed time to build up his fitness after missing pre-season.

Shalaj came on a sub against Gillingham but had been missing from Vale’s squad against Peterborough.

He played against Bury and I could see he was very tired after the game and in training. So, I said stop for two weeks and have a pre-season…

Ribeiro told the media: “He’s a very good player. He’s strong on one v one’s and has a good first touch. But he didn’t train before he came here so now this is a pre-season for him.

“That’s why I didn’t take him in the squad last week. He played against Bury and I could see he was very tired after the game and in training. So, I said stop for two weeks and have a pre-season.

“Now he’s starting a little bit and maybe will play a little more in the next one.”

 

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