The struggling Aston Villa loanee was substituted just seven minutes after arriving
Caleb Chukwuemeka, on loan at Aston Villa, was substituted just seven minutes after replacing Livingston on Saturday afternoon as his struggles in Scotland continue.
Villa fought off competition from Rangers to nab Chukwuemeka from Northampton Town this summer, with the 20-year-old striker joining his brother Carney at Birmingham.
He impressed during the first half of the season for the Premier League club’s U23 side, scoring seven goals and five assists in PL2.
Then last month Villa decided it was time to send him elsewhere to gain more senior experience and he joined Scottish Premiership club Livingston on January 17.
However, things are not going to plan so far.
Chukwuemeka, on loan from Aston Villa, in difficulty at Livi
Chukwuemeka has made just one start since his move – in a Scottish Cup clash against Ross County – and he was hung up at half-time despite being a substitute unused for a league win at Hibs and only made brief appearances against Dundee, Rangers and St Johnstone.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, he had the embarrassing experience of being substituted just minutes after being recruited.
In the 83rd minute, as Livi led Aberdeen 2-1 at the Tony Macaroni Arena, the Villa player was brought on after team-mate Cristian Montano was sent off.
However, he had just three touches in the next seven minutes before being substituted in the 90th minute.
The youngster has been criticized for a perceived poor attitude by some Livingston supporters on social media after being substituted and he will have to change things dramatically over the coming weeks and months if this loan spell is to be successful.
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