Ola Aina to Make his Debut Against Ipswich
Super Eagles right wing-back and former Chelsea player Ola Aina is set to make his Fulham debut when they take on Ipswich Town in a Carabao Cup match today. Aina who arrived the Cottagers on a season-long loan from Italian Serie A side, Torino, was left out of Fulham’s new EPL season-opening game against Arsenal at the Craven Cottage at the weekend which ended 3-0 in favor of Arsenal.
Coach Scott Parker had revealed the Arsenal game which Fulham lost 3-0 at home came too soon for the Nigerian, but the gaffer is ready to play Ola Aina and other new signings against Ipswich in today’s Carabao Cup tie. Speaking ahead of the Cup game, Parker hinted on rotating his squad to give new players the chance to play even as Fulham seek a win to progress to the third round.
According to the manager, he said: “It’s a competition that we respect. A good cup run, we know that that can build confidence and momentum.” He also said: “And also, at the same time it helps in terms of getting players minutes and getting players up to speed, those who haven’t been with us too long or haven’t played a lot of football or trained a lot due the circumstances of having such a short pre-season.”