Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Two More Taken On Trial

Swindon have taken two more on trial in the form of Taijo Teniste and Christian Cesaretti. It's no secret the squad is light and in need of further signings to add to the five we have already made.

So just who exactly are Taijo Teniste and Christian Cesaretti...

Taijo Teniste is a left back who can also be pushed up the pitch to left midfield. Teniste is still on the books of Levadia Tallinn so it likely Swindon will have to part with some cash if they are to bring him to the County Ground. He also has seven international appearances to his name for his native Estonia.

What with only Callum Kennedy and Matt Ritchie as our only left sided players, Teniste's versitility would prove an asset. There are also question marks over Kennedy's head as to if he good enough after dissapointing loan spells with Gillingham and Rotherham.

Our other new trialist Christian Cesaretti, a striker who have most recently been with Serie B club Empoli. Cesaretti has very little profressional experience so whilst trying to revive information it very much few and far between.

Our strike force is in large need of an overhaul. Only De Vita has scored a goal in professional football. Jordan Pavett and Billy Bodin are unknown quantities in the game so both will be settling for cameo roles. Even if Cesaretti does have a successful trial, another forward proven in the English game is a must.

These two joined other trialists Oliver Risser and Ibrahim Atiku  who arrived last week. The previous has already been offered a contract after impressing within the first few days. Word on the street, also suggesting that the Nambia international is set to become captain.

Fellow midfielder Ibrahim Atiku has a further fortnight to impress Di Canio and his coaching team. Atiku, who was once on the radar of Alex Ferguson is likely to be offered a long term contract at SN1.

Whilst I am pleased there is intent to bring more players to the County Ground, I can't help but feel some concern over the lack of experience that these trialists have in the English game. A good trial doesn't mean a good signing; just ask any fan at the Nottingham Forest friendly last season and mention Thomas Dossevi.

Paolo Di Canio needs to sign more Joe Devera's with experience of League Two and focus less on Mattia Lanzano type signings.

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