Names of trialists 2017/18 season

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Names of trialists 2017/18 season

Post by bluedragon » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:26 pm

I am posting the following question on behalf of a friend. Can anyone help him please?

In previous years in Rothmans/Sky Sports yearbook trialists have been named. In the latest edition there are five appearances attributed to 'Trialist A' or 'Trialist B' whose identity I have not yet discovered. Any suggestions as to who these players were? The matches were:

Annan Athletic (v Clyde) 12/8/2017 - 2 players
Annan Athletic (v Elgin City) 9/9/2017
Elgin City (v Peterhead) 12/8/2017
Elgin City (v Berwick Rangers) 10/3/2018

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Re: Names of trialists 2017/18 season

Post by ScottishFA » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:09 pm

Tricky, but if they impress enough to join the club they may be mentioned subsequently. Here is one of them:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/sport/Scot ... 09e8c78-ds

Prior to last Saturday's game, the Galabankies confirmed the signing of midfielder Scott Roberts after he featured as a trialist in the 1-0 victory at Elgin City.

Murphy said: "We have had Scott in training for a couple of weeks. Scott has a good pedigree, having played for Raith.

"But, for whatever reason, he has not progressed. Hopefully, we can help give him a platform to do that.

"I have found over the years there have been lots of players with lots of ability, but they have not been up for it through the cold, winter months. I was impressed with Scott against Elgin because he stuck with it."

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Re: Names of trialists 2017/18 season

Post by bluedragon » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:47 am

Andy - many thanks for your detective work to find one of the trialists' names.

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Re: Names of trialists 2017/18 season

Post by bluedragon » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:16 am

Following Andy’s lead I now wonder if one of the Annan Athletic trialists in the match versus Clyde on 12 August 2017 was Edinburgh City striker Blair Henderson (ex Dunfermline Athletic, East Fife, Bonnyrigg Rose, Annan Athletic, Berwick Rangers and Stirling Albion). Blair signed for the club in the following week and played in the next league game against Berwick Rangers on 19 August 2017.

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