Modibo Maiga is back and hopefully ready to make a point.
With a year left on his Irons contract and loans spells at QPR and Metz behind him,everybody is keeping their fingers crossed the 27 year old can produce at last.
And like every member of the squad he will get his chance under new manager Slaven Bilic in the close season and, hopefully, beyond.
David Gold confirmed on Twitter: “Maiga is in the pre-season squad. It’s up to him and Slaven [Bilic] to decide what will happen. “He will get his chance.”
And speaking to ClaretandHugh later he added:Who knows what could happen under a new manager. There was a time when under the last boss he was asked to play an Andy Carroll role and that’s not really his game.
“It could well be that in a different formation where his strengths are used he could well become a different proposition. Obviously we hope so.
There’s a chance to save the club some money in the transfer market but let’s wait and see.”