Cole staying on Bendtner's case
Apr 26 2007
By Colin Tattum, Birmingham Mail
ANDY Cole is staying on Nicklas Bendtner's case until Blues' promotion fate is decided - then it's up the Danish star.
Bendtner is revelling in having someone of Cole's stature and experience playing alongside him, even though the former Manchester United ace expects such high standards.
"Everyone says he has got qualities, and he has, but you want to see them week in, week out," said Cole.
"When you are at his age, that's what you should be doing.
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"There is talk about him going back and playing for Arsenal (after his loan), which is going to be very demanding.
"He can't just play when he fancies it because in the Premiership that's not going to cut it. I was pleased for him at Wolves because he did well for the team. He was a team player.
"Sometimes he is an individual and does his own thing, but on Sunday he was a team player and that's how he has got to keep on playing."
Another rising star, Colin Doyle, has impressed Cole. Although he was ridiculously linked with Arsenal, Cole said it did not surprise him that Doyle was being talked about in such manner.
"Fantastic, he was unbelievable the other day," said Cole.
"There has been talk of Arsenal being interested and after Wolves and Leicester, you can see why.
"He kept us in the game in the first-half and won it for us in the second half.
"Hopefully he will keep doing that if he has to, but we won't have to keep calling on him as many times.
"But we know we've got a very good goalkeeper now."
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