Westley puts defender on transfer list

Boro boss Graham Westley has questioned Eddie Odhiambo s commitment to Stevenage s cause and admitted he is ready to listen to offers for the defender. The former Oxford man spent part of last season sidelined with a knee injury but could not force his w

Boro boss Graham Westley has questioned Eddie Odhiambo's commitment to Stevenage's cause and admitted he is ready to listen to offers for the defender.

The former Oxford man spent part of last season sidelined with a knee injury but could not force his way back into Westley's plans with the Boro chief unimpressed with the player's attitude.

A lot was expected of the Odhiambo, who recently took on his father's name in place of Anaclet, when he signed a two-year contract last summer but he has failed to live up to these expectations and Westley is ready to offload the 23-year-old.

"I think we should be talking about attitude as far as Eddie is concerned," Westley told The Comet. "He was not knocking on the door when he was out of the side and he didn't show the right attitude.


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"He felt sorry for himself last season and felt the game owed him a living. I've said to Eddie that I would be happy to consider offers for him."

Westley did offer a ray of hope for Odhiambo if he comes back for pre-season training ready to knuckle down and fight for a place but it looks like a breakdown between relationship and player will see the defender head for The Lamex Stadium exit door before the start of the season.

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"I know he has made noises that he is going to stay and fight for a shirt," added Westley. "I only ever want my players to succeed and I want my players to fulfil their potential. But he has got a lot to do to get to where he wants to get to.

"If he sets about making changes then I have no doubt that he has got the technical attributes to be of benefit to this football club.

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