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Niasse “taking longer to adapt than we expected”

Roberto Martinez has admitted Oumar Niasse is taking longer to adapt than the club expected.

The Liverpool Echo ran the following quotes today.

“The adaptation period has been a little bit longer than we expected.

“Oumar came back with a little bit of a problem in his wrist and that set him back a little bit.

“From the work that he is doing, he is getting very close to being where he wants to be physically.

“He’s a player who needs to be 100% in order to be himself. He would tell you that probably he feels around 50 to 60% of his physical ability.

“We have to be very, very protective in that respect, having the player in the dressing room and Finch Farm, working towards getting him to his best level.

“The quicker we get through the adaptation period then the quicker we will see the real Oumar Niasse.”

Speaking when on international duty with Senegal last week, Niasse said: “My integration with my new club is going well.

“I have not yet started a game. I train and I feel good in the group. I think I can be established shortly.”

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