Innocent Bonke has failed to break into the first team at Swedish champions Malmo FF since his move last summer from Lillestrom of Norway

Nigerian midfielder Innocent Bonke has refused to be loaned out by Malmo FF, insisting he wishes to stay put at the top Swedish club to fight for his future.

Defensive midfielder Bonke, 22, who joined Malmo from Norwegian club Lillestrom last year in a big money-move, has only made one start since last summer.

“It has been a bit frustrating for me because I thought I would come and start playing and not come and sit on the bench,” Bonke said.

“But I am not going to give up – I will fight in every training and hopefully that will pay off.”

He said the different tactics between the game in Norway and Sweden slowed down his progress at Malmo.

“It was a bigger change than I thought to come here,” he revealed.

“There are many differences, but the tactics are completely different here. We want the ball a lot more and it’s a change for me.

“It was harder to come in during the summer when the season is in progress. Now it feels like I’m better aware of how the coach wants me and the team to play.”


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