NEAL Ardley has made getting the best out of Kevin Sainte-Luce his own personal project during his time at AFC Wimbledon.
Sainte-Luce, who played under Ardley in Cardiff City's academy, was reunited with his old boss in January after being released by the Welsh club having narrowly escaping prison for a nightclub assault.
The Guadeloupe-born winger has made eight appearances for his new team since the move, scoring the winner at Dagenham last month, and has looked particularly lively coming off the bench.
He produced another impressive cameo against Aldershot Town on Saturday and provided the assist for Jack Midson as the former Oxford hitman bagged the only goal of the game to secure three vital points.
Ardley admits that the teenager, who was brought up in Paris, can be frustrating at times but intends to persist with the midfielder as he predicts the former Bluebirds midfielder can fly high at Kingsmeadow.
“Kevin is a little task of mine,” explained the AFC Wimbledon chief. “He's frustrating sometimes but boy has he got some ability.
“We didn't think today [the Aldershot win] was the right game to start him in but we always had it in the back of our minds that we could bring him on as the game stretched.”
Sainte-Luce will be looking to make a big impact again tonight as the Dons face another six-pointer at Accrington Stanley.
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