Date: 19th November 2015 at 4:37pm
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Emmanuel Osadebe has been making wakes since arriving from Tottenham, with him coming to Gillingham from the Spurs College programmed in the summer, with his development since his signing of a professional deal with the Gills in the summer seeing him rewarded with his first international call up by the Republic of Ireland.

Justin Edinburgh, when talking to the BBC, feels the Ireland call up for 19-year-old Osadebe is reward for his hard work and effort so far.

The Gills boss has backed the midfielder, who scored a fine solo goal last weekend in the three-one win over Bury that put Gillingham top of League 1 once more, not to get ‘carried away’ by that call up.

In fact he’s backed him to ‘fulfil his potential,’ saying.

‘He’s a grounded boy. It’s not been an easy journey for him to get here. He’s had a tough upbringing and he’s very grateful for where he is right now.

‘He won’t lose sight of what he needs to do to maintain what he’s doing.

‘I think his international call-up is great recognition and reward for him. I’m sure it’s going to be one of many for him in the future.’

The boss also gave a positive update on Luke Norris, with him making ‘encouraging progress’ in his bid to return to fitness after his ankle injury last month.

In initially a three-month spell on the sidelines was anticipated following that injury in mid-October but the 22-year-old is ahead of schedule and could be back next month, Edinburgh added.

‘He’s progressing very well and I’m delighted with his recovery and rehabilitation.

‘We were looking at 12 weeks out originally, but he’s ahead of that and hopefully by mid-December he could be back in action.’


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