SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Mamady is ‘Fuller’ praise for Michail

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FOR Mamady Sidibe playing up front alongside Michail Antonio reminds him of his Stoke heyday.

Sidibe and Fuller - who is now on loan at Charlton - used to form a formidable partnerhip for the Potters.

The Owls’ on-loan centre forward had Antonio as his strike buddy for the first time, in the 1-0 win at Bolton.

“It’s good,” he said. “It was the same when I was playing at Stoke with Ricardo Fuller, someone quick.

“I know every time I flick the ball on he would be there, chasing the ball.

“It makes things easier for me. Playing with him (Antonio) I enjoy, because I know he is going to be around me. He is quick and strong.”

Sidibe is open-minded about what happens when his loan ends on January 19 and when his Stoke contract runs out next summer.

“I just need to keep fit and keep playing well, and we’ll see,” he said.

Sidibe is also keen to add to the landmark goal that he scored at the Reebok Stadium.

“If you put the ball in the box, you will score goals; you will miss goals as well, because that is part of the game, but you will get more chances. Against Bolton we played well and could have scored more. Defensively we played well, and attacking wise we caused them problems.”

Tomorrow’s game at Huddersfield kicks off at 12.30, on police advice.