Sturrock on trialist: 'I don't think Pericard has looked after himself' - former Stoke City/Swind
26 July 2011 08:52
The Robins of Swindon Town & Carlisle United striker. Southend United manager Paul Sturrock felt the hastily arranged friendly against Needham Market was a 'worthwhile exercise' as three new trialists took to the field in the 5-0 win. Sturrock: 'it was a game we got plenty from' Blues boss Paul Sturrock was unsurprisingly pleased after the 5-0 victory at Ryman One North side Needham Market. Luggy took the chance to take a look at three trialists, left-back Andre Blackman and a brace of forwards in Vincent Pericard and Wilko Risser. It also gave members on the fringe of teh squad to get a decent run around. Sturrock told www.southendunited.co.uk: “I thought it was definitely a worthwhile exercise and it was a game we got plenty from. There were people in our team who needed another game like Merrick James-Lewis and Alex Woodyard and we were also able to have a look at some more trialists. I don’t think Pericard has looked after himself in terms of fitness but it’s hard to judge players after just one game. I’m glad we had this game though and I’m satisfied with how it went.” Luggy also confirmed the club remain in transfer talks with Ryan Leonard and Jean Paul Kalala, both of whom would be welcome additions to the squad, but what about that striker, do either of the two turning out at Needham fit the bill? Maybe not the former Stoke man Pericard!