Newcastle Give Trial to South African Winger


Swedish club Djurgarden’s sporting director Bosse Andersson, has revealed that Newcastle United have offered a trial to right-sided midfielder Lance Davids.

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Lance Davids – has played 6 times for South Africa


Andersson said today:

“Newcastle has sent an invitation to Lance and he will be on trial there all this week,”

The 22-year-old South African is expected to play in next month’s African Cup of Nations.

Davids came to Djurgarden from TSV 1860 München in Germany at the start of the 2006 season, but had a tough time establishing himself as a regular starter at the beginning of last season. However, as the season went on, Davids became a regular name in the Djurgården starting line-up. During this season Davids has played on the right wing as a midfielder, and as a defender.

He has played for the club 39 times and scored 6 goals and has played for South Africa 6 times. He played 22 times for the South Africa Under-21 side and stands just under 5′ 10″ tall.

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13 comments so far

  • mac

    Dec 11, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Why o why do we need another winger

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  • ToonKing

    Dec 11, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    he’s a right winger and that IS just what we need, hope he’s decent.

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Dec 11, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Mark hughes wants him aswell,and prob bolton when they find out we do.He is 22 so he has to be gettin regular football soon.But is he another matty patterson?

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  • George

    Dec 11, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Do not know anything about him.
    The only thing i can say about him is that he should be ok with our english weather, seeing as he has beeen playing in sweden.
    Down side is, does this mean we would lose another player to the Africa Cup of Nations.
    Come on Sam, there must be some british or europeans available somewhere.

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  • Leo

    Dec 11, 2007 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #5

    i have a sneaky feeling he has lots of pace, why is he standing on a running track…. maybe he will be our speedy right winger to give milner some competition…

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  • scott 9

    Dec 11, 2007 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #6

    hope he is good but if he was that good he wouldnt be out on trial u would have to pay money to get him

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  • Macas

    Dec 11, 2007 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Wonder if he can kick with his left foot too, or maybe we will play him in goal instead

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  • Bill F

    Dec 11, 2007 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #8

    If he is that fast why has he got a crutch. 🙂

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  • briss

    Dec 11, 2007 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #9

    we r not going to sign more than 2 players in jan. thats realistic, unless they are all youngins

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  • Hadrian

    Dec 11, 2007 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #10

    “Why o why do we need another winger”
    lol , some comments amaze me at times .
    if im right , blackburn already trialed this guy and decided not to take him ,.

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  • Leo

    Dec 11, 2007 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    your wrong hadrian, he was offered trials to both blackburn and newcastle at the same time, so his agent agreed that he would go to both clubs, do the trials then discuss his future.

    it doesnt look like his crutch, if you look at the angle of the crutch, it would mean that he would have to have held the crutches on a slant, and only on one arm…

    maybe he was trying to apply for the para olympics.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 11, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #12

    its a fkin tripod for a camera/microphone fgs.

    He is a RB/RW/CDM an according to SA fans his best pos is dm.

    He had trials at arsenal when he was 13 and was touted to be the next david beckham, but it hasnt materialised.

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  • Bill f

    Dec 11, 2007 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh, thats good he would look a little silly coming onto the field with a crutch, we’d all think he was Owen. 🙂

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