Former Swindon Town Skipper Gordon Greer has backed Yaser Kasim to be one of the shining lights in the League One Play-Off Final at Wembley on Sunday.
Town are currently preparing for their showdown with Preston North End at the national stadium this weekend, with the winner securing the coveted prize of Championship football for the 2015/16 campaign.
Kasim – who has contributed three goals and three assists in 40 outings for the Robins this term – was instrumental in helping Town see off Sheffield United in the semi-finals, and the midfielder has been tipped to make a big impact at Wembley by his former team-mate.
Greer – who made 72 appearances during his time at The County Ground – knows Kasim well from the Iraq international’s days at Brighton and reckons that he will be a force to be reckoned with on Sunday.
“I know a few of the boys there that used to be at Brighton and they are very talented footballers,” Greer told FLIC SPORT.
“Yaser is a very talented footballer and I know that Swindon like to pass the ball, so that suits Yaser and if Swindon do pass the ball then I’m sure Yaser will be really influential on the game.
“Yaser was really unlucky at Brighton – at the time he had someone playing in his position that was doing really well and I felt that if Yaser had stayed on at Brighton, then maybe he could have played in the first-team.
“Yaser is a terrific player as are all the players there.
“The last few years they’ve played some great football down there and it’s really exciting times for the club – hopefully they can get up.”