Hartlepool boss reveals ex-Tottenham winger must do more

Kudos Oyenuga
Kudos Oyenuga

Two goals from two starts is a pretty impressive stat for any winger – but Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore is demanding greater efforts from Kudus Oyenuga.

Moore threw the Londoner into the side for the FA Cup tie against Cheltenham Town and his hunch paid off as the former Spurs youth player was the match-winner with the only goal of the game.

You see side the good side when he goes past people, then there’s the daft side when he shoots from 70 yards and puts it over the stand

RONNIE MOORE

And Oyenuga backed that up by winning the penalty which he emphatically put away to draw Pools level on Sunday against Leyton Orient.

While the wideman was off the field when Pools scored twice to beat the Eastenders, Moore was quick to acknowledge that Oyenuga’s goal helped his side get a foothold in the match.

But Moore admitted that his summer signing, from Cowdenbeath can flatter to deceive and hopes “the penny drops” for the 22-year-old.

“Kudus, at times, showed what he is about, it’s about getting him on the ball more,” said Moore.

“You see side the good side when he goes past people, then there’s the daft side when he shoots from 70 yards and puts it over the stand!

“That’s what he’s about at the moment, but when the penny drops we’re going to have a helluva player.”

Oyenuga has yet to finish either match, coming off at the same stage against the Robins and the O’s, though Moore will almost certainly go with him again this Saturday at another of the division’s leading teams, Mansfield Town.

“He’s got talent, there’s no doubt about that, you can see he is raw, quick and direct,” added Moore.