Mick Wadsworth says Nobby Solano could carry on playing next season

Nolberto Solano moves forward in the fist half. Picture by FRANK REID
Nolberto Solano moves forward in the fist half. Picture by FRANK REID

MICK Wadsworth doesn’t believe Nobby Solano is certain to hang up his boots at the end of the season, writes CRAIG HOPE.

The Peruvian turns 37 in December and had hinted in the wake of his headline-making move to Victoria Park in the summer that this campaign would be the last of an 18-year playing career.

Wadsworth, though, insists Solano, one of the best foreign imports to grace the Premier League, is good enough to kick on in the professional game until he decides otherwise.

“Nobby is such a clever footballer that he will play as long as he wants to,” said the man who pulled off the Football League transfer coup of the close season when he persuaded the Latin star to pen a one-year deal at the Vic.

“He’s never been a quick player, so you can’t say his legs have gone.

“As a footballer gets into his mid and late 30s it’s a blessing when they’ve been an intelligent player with all that ability, such as Nobby.

“It shows he has played with his brain and been a very clever player over the years.

“So losing pace is not a big issue to him.

“I think he could carry on playing, but that’s up to him. For now, though, we’re just enjoying watching him perform for us and he’s been excellent over the past month or so.”

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