Lewis Hunt & Osei Sankofa: Former favourites returning to Roots Hall?
By westfield shrimper
Updated Friday, 9th July 2010
The latest reports from Southend United's match Friday morning held at Boots & Laces which included something old and something new, presumably in something Blue.
Lewis; did he do enough to impress new boss Paul Sturrock?
With a cast of thousands possibily every player without a club decended upon Southend this morning to try and impress the new management team of Paul Sturrock and Tommy Widdrington.
And two players who stood out were the released right back from Wycombe Wanderers, who we let go a couple of seasons ago, Lewis Hunt.
Osei Sankofa; maybe turned up to check when he's going to be paid
The other was, another right-back, Osei Sankofa, though both can cover in the centre, who Tilly only released in May!
He seemed to accept his lot back then saying: "It's never nice to be let go by a club because you like to feel wanted, but I thought it was inevitable this was going to happen. The club finds itself in a certain situation and, after being relegated, I'm sure there's a smaller budget for next season. I didn't get to play too much last season either so I did think this was going to happen."
Osei was rumoured to be one of the higher wage earners from his time at Charlton, so that would change, not that he saw many pay packets on time last season!
Lewis by all accounts played well grabbing a goal, and S24 would welcome him back at anytime.
Left sided midfielder Sofianne Zaaboub got some more game time and also looked impressive in spurts.
At the end of the game it seems Sturrock was not over impressed, but we should have an idea of who he favours with further training sessions over the week and when a squad gets selected for the Dartford friendly next Friday.
The Hunt Files
|Full name||Lewis James Hunt|
|Date of birth||August 25, 1982 (1982-08-25)|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|Current club||Free Agent|
|2003-2004||→ Southend United (loan)||26||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:15, 2 May 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
The Sankofa Files
|Full name||Osei Omari Kwende Sankofa|
|Date of birth||19 March 1985 (1985-03-19)|
|Place of birth||Streatham, London, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2005||→ Bristol City (loan)||8||(0)|
|2008||→ Brentford (loan)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:14, 11 May 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).