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Rohan's Revival

Rohan Ricketts was Glenn Hoddle's
first full signing. An Arsenal academy graduate, the pair had first linked up at Spurs, and Hoddle wasted no time in securing his signature as soon as Spurs releasd him in the Summer of 2005.

After an initial period where he impressed most who saw him play, he found himself on the fringes of Hoddle's first choice eleven, but never became a permanent fixture in the Wanderers starting lineup.

As a player who models himself on the worlds finest, Ronaldinho of Barcelona, he has often spoken of his need to build up a rhythm by playing regular first team football, which toward the end of Hoddle's reign he was denied.

But now through hard work and endeavour, he has impressed the current manager enough to be singled out for a few words of encouragement.

'When I came in I just got that feeling that people didn't seem to speak too highly of him but I think he's done remarkably well.' Mick McCarthy said this week.

'He's had to adapt a little bit, he's a midfield player who's been used more as a winger, but he's done that well and I think when he came on for the last 15 minutes of our last game against Luton he did really well.

'He's got a lot of ability, no doubt about that, but he's also been putting a really good shift in as well.'

If Mick can get the very best out of Rohan, and do so on a regular basis, he may have some player on his experienced hands.

Anyone that saw him run the game against Reading at the end of the 04/05 season can testify to that.

Aspirations to emulate Ronaldinho may be seen as far fetched by some, but you can't knock his high vaulted ambition.

And if Wolves benefit with dazzling displays of Rohan at his best, the mocking voices will get quieter by the game.

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The Journalist

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Date:Thursday September 7 2006

Time: 6:12PM

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Always rated Ricketts and was sorry that the Tottenham management did not see the potential...hope he does well and I am sure that regular 1st team games will do it.
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07/09/2006 19:38:00

he's certainly a character. i'd love to see mick get the best out of him
Stuart Smith
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07/09/2006 19:44:00

i was also impressed with his appearence as a substitute against luton,seemed to have a new lease of life and full of running,flattered to decieve on many occassions like alot at molineux in recent seasons. hope the arrival and so far encouraging start under big mick continues for wolves and also rohan!
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07/09/2006 20:26:00

Was a good prospect at Spurs thought we should have kept him, surprised Hoddle did not play him more at Wolves. Gook luck Rohan and love to see Wolves back in the top flight.
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07/09/2006 20:53:00

Its amazing what a couple of months of no Glenn Hoddle can do for a player and a club. Rohan looked too slow at Spurs and i think this was his problem but if he has sharpened up, good news for all.
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