Vadaine Oliver: Notts County striker adds new dimension says boss John Sheridan

Vadaine Oliver
Vadaine Oliver scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for York City last season

Notts County boss John Sheridan says new signing Vadaine Oliver could offer his side a new attacking dimension.

The 24-year-old joined the Magpies from National League side York City on a six-month loan on Tuesday.

"He's different to what I've got. He's played against teams I've had and been a real handful," Sheridan said.

"Vadaine's a young lad and he wants to do well. I like the way he talks, he's confident in himself and he'll be a big plus and adds to what we've got."

Notts begin their League Two campaign away at Yeovil Town on Saturday but will be without new signing Michael O'Connor.

"He needs to get a bit of sharpness in his training. He's missed a couple of days," Sheridan told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"He's definitely somebody I'm looking at for next Saturday [against Stevenage]. He needs a few hard days training and a bit more football. He's trained fine this morning and everything is good."

Notts finished 17th in a turbulent 2015-16 campaign in which owner Ray Trew quit as chairman and put the club up for sale, while also going through three full-time bosses.

Sheridan, who took over at Meadow Lane in May after previous manager Mark Cooper left the club for Forest Green, says the Magpies are focused on winning promoted back to League One.

"I want to be positive and promotion is the aim," he said.

"No matter how we get up there, that's what we're going for. That's what I want everyone to think.

"I don't mind putting that pressure on myself. I don't even look at last season. It was a poor season and it's gone now. If you are winning games, there's no better job, and that's what I aim to do."

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