Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sibling Love

Today has saw the arrival of another player on trial as Paolo Di Canio looks to further strengthen his squad before the season starts. The player is striker Wilko Risser, the younger brother of our new captain Oliver.

Wilko recently arrived in England last week join League One side Oldham Athletic. It appears unknown as to why he left the Latics so soon. The 28 year old also played for Southend alongside Vincent Pericard and scored in a friendly this week.

Like so many of our signings, information on the younger Risser was few and far between. Wilko is a 6ft 3 striker who has most recently been playing in the fourth tier of Germany with SV Elversberg. Wilko Risser has also had 11 caps for Nambia scoring 3 goals in the process.

Oliver Risser obviously impressed since signing for Swindon and as a consequence of that he was offered a contract after only two days. Oliver's leadership qualities have been commended and last week was announced as captain.

I just can't see Wilko having the same impact and seeing the Risser brothers being Swindon's version of Gary and Phil Neville. His career history is far from overwhelming and would be extremely surprised if he was to make a permanent switch to the County Ground.

Furthermore, having seen the recent arrivals of Mehdi Kerrouche and Alan Connell the need for strikers isn't what it was. Following the announcement of the squad numbers and seeing that No.9 is vacant it is clear that Paolo Di Canio is still on the hunt for another forward. However I fully expect it to be someone with experience of playing in England although only time will tell.

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