Archive for July 26th, 2005

Coventry – First Look At The New Boys

neilr @ 11:41 am Tuesday 26 July 2005

Tonight’s hastily arranged extra friendly against Coventry City looks like seeing the debuts of two players as “Saddlers”.

Argentinian striker Ruben Dario Larossa, scorer of two goals in three games whilst on trial, should be playing, following his international clearance coming through. The process was relatively speedy, presumably thanks to his have an Italian passport.

Meanwhile, new midfield signing Paul Smith may also be playing, according to the official site, despite the fact that his contract with the Saddlers does not officially start until the 1st August. It seems that the club have been seeking permission for him to play in the fixture, in order to give him as much time as possible to get to know his new team mates. However, just byway of a contrast, the Express and Dingle is saying completely the opposite this lunchtime!

Paul Merson himself, Taiwo Atieno and American trialist Alex Smith all played in the 1 – 1 draw at Tamworth last night, so are unlikely to feature. There is also no indication as to whether Ian Roper has yet recovered from his injury.

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