NEWS SUMMARY WEEK 36
Randers FC call in reinforcements
After a run of poor results - despite strong performances in the last two matches - Randers FC acted quickly and decisively to hire two experienced players from other clubs.
Brazilian striker José Junior joins the attack, currently depleted by the lingering injury problems of top scorer Marc Nygaard. José Junior is under contract to FC Copenhagen and has played in Denmark and Sweden for the last 4 years. Prior to coming to Scandinavia, he played for Derby County and Walsall in the English Premier League.
Midfielder Esben Hansen makes an immediate move to Randers FC from high-flying OB to help dominate this key area. Both Trainer and Director for Randers FC believe that he has many of the qualities the team needs at this crucial time to make a recovery.
The new signings will help bring strength - and experience - in depth to Randers FC, but an end to the club's injury problems is also good news. David Addy made an impressive comeback against OB on 24 August, and top-scorer Marc Nygaard is making good progress. He is expected to resume training this week and will benefit from a break in the SAS League program this coming weekend, which will hopefully mean he is ready for action when Randers FC meet AaB on 14 September at home.
Despite not scoring in the 1-0 home defeat against Esbjerg on Sunday, Brazilian striker José Junior impressed with his agressive and energetic play and was voted man-of-the-match by the fans in an SMS vote. A goal or two in his next match will undoubtedly only enhance his reputation in Randers!
A league position at the very bottom of the table after finishing the last season in fifth place means there's only one way to go for Randers FC - upwards! Nothing much is likely to change over the next couple of weeks, as the next fixture is against AaB at home on 14 September. AaB are currently second in the league behind a resurgent AGF and will be a tough nut to crack. However, confidence will be high with the recent signings on loan and return to fitness of Marc Nygaard, not to mention the good form beginning to show over the last couple of matches. A smile from lady luck is all that's needed now for Randers FC to take back their rightful place in the top half of the SAS League.