Bruce retains faith in Kapo

18 February 2009 01:03
Wigan boss Steve Bruce believes Olivier Kapo can still enjoy a big role at the club.[LNB] Kapo has failed to hit the heights since his arrival from Birmingham last summer.[LNB]The Frenchman recently voiced his frustration at his lack of action after dropping down the pecking order in Bruce's plans.[LNB]Bruce is a big fan of the former Auxerre man and he believes the Frenchman can still be a success at Wigan.[LNB]"I think Olivier is as disappointed as everyone else about the way things have gone here," Bruce told the Wigan Evening Post. [LNB]"But I still remember the five goals he scored in 11 games at Birmingham for me, his 10 France caps, and him single-handedly beating Wigan while playing for Birmingham last season. [LNB]"It hasn't quite happened for him here but I haven't given up hope. [LNB]"I know a section of the crowd have turned against him a little bit because of the way he plays and the style he has. [LNB]Spark"We haven't seen anything of him yet, but Kapo might still give us the spark in this second section of the season. [LNB]"Certainly he is right in the equation for Saturday. With Mido not available, he comes into my thinking. [LNB]"His best games for us have come away, particularly at Newcastle in November when he and Henri Camara were absolutely terrific. [LNB]"Most Wigan supporters haven't seen him play well. But you don't play where he has and get 10 caps for France if you don't have any ability."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports