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Cherries: Bradbury is pleased with trialists
Published : 14 Jul 2011 07:00:00
BOSS Lee Bradbury delivered his verdict on Cherries' trialist trio admitting he had been impressed by their efforts so far. Bradbury confirmed attacking midfielder Sofiane Choubani and wingers Jordace Holder-Spooner and Ivan Forbes showed enough in Tuesday's 10-0 win at Hamworthy Recreation to remain involved with his squad during the latter stages of this week. The three hopefuls could be handed another chance to impress in tonight's pre-season friendly at Poole Town (7.45pm). Former France under-20 international Choubani, who played 45 minutes at Magna Road, rattled the crossbar from long range and showed some skilful touches. Holder-Spooner, an ex-Southampton trainee, started the second half before being replaced by Forbes on 70 minutes. Bradbury said: Sofiane Choubani looked a threat coming inside. He has got good feet and just needs to learn the English game a little bit. Jordace Holder-Spooner looked a threat with his pace he is very quick and very powerful. He reminds me of Liam Feeney three or four years ago when he first came into the professional game. He is a little bit raw but there is definitely something there to work with. Ivan Forbes has good feet and is quick and he just needs to be around the professional environment a little bit more. Holder-Spooner, 18, was invited back by Cherries after impressing Bradbury during a couple of run-outs in friendlies last season. Ex-Dorchester man Forbes is currently playing in his native Portugal, while Choubani was recommended by Mathieu Baudry's agent Steve Wood.