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New signings hop on Phuket FC carousel

New signings hop on Phuket FC carousel

FOOTBALL: The annual mid-season transfer window has hit Phuket FC as several players have been let-go by the club with replacements ready to step in right away.

By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Thursday 17 July 2014, 09:09AM

Photo: Phuket FC website

Photo: Phuket FC website

The team has decided to let Christian Alex's contract to expire in addition to Watchara Kiriaram. The Ronins have also agreed to transfer goalkeeper Ninruddin Nide-Ha to Songkhla United of the Thai Premier League.

At a press conference last week, the team announced the signing of several players, among whom include former Trat FC striker Kendall Maurice “Jacky” Jagdeosingh and Brazilian winger Andre Luiz Rodrigues “Andrezinho” Lopes from CE Nova Esperança in Brazil.  

Jagdeosingh, a 28-year-old striker from Trinidad and Tobago, was Trat's leading scorer with eight goals this season. He will joined an attack that already includes captain Wasan Natasan, Ney Fabiano, and Anusak Laosangthai.

Andrezinho, meanwhile, is a 29-year-old midfielder that has played all over the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and Japan.

"The signing of these two players would be great for a small club like ours,” said team President Pariyawit “Benz” Achariyachai.

“We might beat big teams home, but still didn't play well as expected when away. Jacky and Andrezinho will play an important part to get us back into a top-four place. ".

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Both players made their debut during the team's 0-0 draw against TTM Customs FC last Saturday (July 19).

In addition, the team has signed former BEC Tero goalkeeper Adisak Buntawaree, among others.

Phuket FC previously signed Panupong Aramwiroj away from Ratchaburi FC, last month.

Pariyawit also commented on the team's search for a new manager, stating that – for the moment- the team is committed to interm coach Somsak Rungsawang until a suitable replacement is found.

“[We] must ensure that [the new coach] will help the team understand the style of play on this team,” he said.

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