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Sturrock: 'We're in discussions with Jean-Paul Kalala': Former Yeovil Town, Bristol Rovers midfie

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22 Jul 2011 08:55:33

Sturrock: 'We're in discussions with Jean-Paul Kalala': Former Yeovil Town, Bristol Rovers midfie

Also Grimsby Town & Oldham Athletic. Southend United manager Paul Sturrock has been in discussions with former Yeovil Town midfielder Jean-Paul Kalula but cannot guarantee he will play in the friendly against Ipswich Town this evening. Jean-Paul 'Kamudimba' Kalala: Luggy shows interest Blues boss Paul Sturrock Sturrock has stepped up his Jean-Paul Kalala over a move to Southend United.  The defensive midfielder turned out as a trialist in the 1-1 draw at Braintree town Wednesday evening. However, the Congo international may not turn out in Friday evening's first home friendly against the Tractor Boys. Sturrock told www.echo-news.co.uk: “We’re in discussions with Kalala. He came in to play against Braintree and we’re talking to him. But we’re not sure if he will play against Ipswich tonight.” Luggy also confirmed he remained hopeful of grabbing the signature of former Plymouth Argyle defender Ryan Leonard, who scored yet another screamer against the Iron, his third goal from full-back, he has played on both flanks, having turned out at times in the Shrimpers complete pre-season programme so far!  Blimey Luggy another trialist in the middle of the park, he can't have much hope for Granty, Lee and the Tank escaping suspension next season! Jean_Paul started his career in France playing for Nice before moving to Grimsby Town in 2005. From The Mariners hemoved on to play for Yeovil Town and Oldham Athletic before moving back to Grimsby on loan in 2008. Jean-Paul re-joined Yeovil for a second spell in 2009 before signing for Bristol Rovers kast year but has been released by new boss Paul Buckle.   Is he another Jean-Francois Christophe? S24 will be a Braintree to report back! (Christophe trying his luck in Inverness we heard last!)   Hopefully we're get a chance tonight, but the Roots Hall faithful should certainly get a clue on what Luggy sees in young Ryan, just whatch it when he lines up to shoot from 30 yards!   The Kalala Files   Personal information Full name Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala Date of birth 16 February 1982 (1982-02-16) (age 29) Place of birth Lubumbashi, Zaire Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Playing position Midfielder Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1999-2003 Nice B 118 (3) 2003-2005 Nice 2 (0) 2005-2006 Grimsby Town 21 (5) 2006-2007 Yeovil Town 38 (1) 2007-2009 Oldham Athletc 20 (0) 2008-2009 → Grimsby Town (loan) 21 (2) 2009-2011 Yeovil Town 49 (1) 2011 Bristol Rovers 11 (0) National team‡ 2002-2006 Congo DR 7 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:11, 17 May 2011 (UTC). † Appearances (Goals). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:51, 31 January 2008 (UTC) (Player info supplied by Wikipedia, for the full player info go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Kalala) Shrimpers Pre-Season Schedule Monday, July 11th - Dartford 0 Southend United 3 Tuesday, July 12th - Great Wakering Rovers 0 Southend United 5 Saturday, July 16th - Dundee 2 Southend United 0 Sunday, July 17th - Raith Rovers 0 Southend United 0 Wednesday, July 20th - Braintree Town 1 Southend United X1 1 Friday, July 22nd - IPSWICH TOWN (HOME), 19.45. Monday, July 25th - Needham Market (Away), 19.45. Thursday, July, 28th - NORWICH CITY (HOME), 19.45 Saturday, July 30th - Canvey Island (away), 15.00. (SUFC X1)  


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