STEVE Morison has challenged Fred Onyedinma to grab his opportunity in Lee Gregory’s absence.
Onyedinma started his first league game this season in place of the suspended Gregory against Leeds United on Saturday and terrorised the opposition back four with his power and pace.
He was involved in the match-winning goal, making a run behind the Leeds defence for Jed Wallace’s pass before the ball ricocheted off his foot to Aiden O’Brien who swept home.
With Gregory unavailable for two more games, Onyedinma will likely continue alongside Morison up front.
Morison had a strong message for Onyedinma after Saturday’s win over the league leaders.
“They couldn’t deal with him. On his day he shouldn’t be at this football club, he should be playing in the Premier League,” Morison said.
“But he doesn’t do it often enough, doesn’t do it regularly enough and that’s his downfall at the minute. When he turns up today and plays like that, no one can get near him.
“You try and help him. You take the horrible side out of it for him and let him do what he needs to do. It’s down to Fred at the end of the day, you can only do so much.
“He was great today and that’s all that matters right now. I think he got voted man of the match by the fans and it’s just a shame he didn’t cap his performance with a goal."
Asked why Onyedinma has been inconsistent, Morison replied: “He’s just young, he’s just young.
"It’s a difficult one because me and Gregs have been playing so well. He’s found his chances limited but today he’s taken his chance and he’s got another two games to nail his place down in the team.”
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