Date: 28th March 2018 at 2:56pm
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Islam Slimani played his first minutes of football in two and half months after coming on as a substitute for Algeria in their friendly against Iran yesterday.

Our January loan signing has been sidelined with a troublesome thigh injury, which has led many fans to question the reasons behind recruiting the 29 year old in the first place.

However, the striker came on with 25 minutes to go as his team lost 2-1. The Twitter reaction from fans to his appearance were mixed:











Verdict:

Our current no.13 looked decidedly rusty when he came on to the pitch, and he looks quite away from full fitness still. He could be in line for a place on the bench against Huddersfield, but there is little chance he will start at the weekend.

If he fails to make an appearance against Terriers, the loan signing will only be able to play in just six games for us before his loan spell ends, as he is ineligible to play against his parent club Leicester, who we face on Saturday week. Certainly not what Rafa had in mind when we got him in January.

 

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