news for the struggling Mariners this week was the arrival of
Danish striker David Nielsen who affirmed that he was looking
forward to playing at the hallowed Blundell Park. The 23-year-old
attacker has joined the Mighty Mariners on a three-month loan,
and hopefully will make his debut against Huddersfield Town this
Nielsen concluded the paperwork for his move on Wednesday before
telling reporters: "It's fantastic to be here. I've got to go
and take a look at Blundell Park and I'm looking forward to playing
here very much. My strength is my speed, I'm a good runner and
I've got a good heart and I'll be running my balls off here,"
confirmed the Dane. Judging by Nielsen's grasp of the English
Language he should fit right in with his new Cleethorpes unit.
"I've played for Copenhagen for three-and-a-half years and I've
been doing well, I've been golden boot winner for three years,
but I need a change and I'd like to come abroad and play."
Also revealed, although unfortunately for Town
manager Lennie Lawrence, was that Nielsen hopefully would not
be the only international addition to his squad. Lawrence is attempting
to broker a deal to bring 27-year-old Chinese national captain
Zhang Enhua to North East Lincolnshire.
Huddersfield Town have made a similar appalling start to the season
as the Mariners, but Steve Bruce judges that the 1-1 draw with
Barnsley might prove to be the crucial turning-point of thier
the Barnsley game Steve Bruce appealed to his men to stand up
and be counted. This seemed to do the trick when his side's sterile
home run of eight defeats finally came to an end. The pressurised
Huddersfield Town boss exclaimed: "There was a lot of edginess
in our play at times but I know if we keep playing like that then
we will not be near the bottom of the League for long. We're just
not getting the breaks and that showed again tonight when we went
1-0 down. There was nothing Rob Kozluk could do as the
ball just hit him on the chest and it went in. It meant we were
chasing the game at that stage, but we came back strongly and
got the point and that's credit to the effort and application
of the players."
The ex-Man Utd man made clear that it was a regime of toil and
sweat that had assisted in turning measures about at the Mac.
He went on to explain that they had all worked hard in the last
few weeks and the side was beginning to settle down.
(H) Draw 0-0 01-04-00
(A) Lost 3-1 18-12-99
(A) Lost 2-0 26-12-98
(H) Won 1-0 22-08-98
(H) Draw 2-2 15-02-97
Barnacles !! Tis gunna be a momentous day for our lads at
the Park. We have installed new armoury up front and hope to blast
the opposition out of the water... Arrggggg!!
2 - 0
Taste Me Steel Land Lubbers.... Yo ho ho....
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