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Scotland in contract limbo
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is keeping an eye on Blues striker Jason Scotland, who may not start another match for Paul Jewell due to a clause in his contract. The bizarre clause, which would mean the 32-year-old getting an automatic year’s extension on his Town deal should he make 19 starts for Ipswich, could see him starting many more games on the bench. Although the T&T international has only made 13 starts so far in this campaign, Jewell will be reluctant to start him unless they get really short in numbers. Mowbray’s assistant, and former Town legend, Mark Venus was at Portman Road recently to take a close look at Scotland for promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.
Lewis signs to play in Singapore
Former T&T youth international, Fabien Lewis, has signed a one year deal with Singapore S-League club, Woodlands Wellington. The contract has the option of being extended for an additional year. After being put in contact with an agent in Singapore, Lewis learned that Wellington was searching for a centre back, a position he was accustomed to playing. Upon arriving in Singapore, Lewis was informed by the agent that the club had already signed a centre back, and was now looking to add another forward. Undaunted by the disappointing news and the prospect of competing with players from the J2 League, K-League, Australia, Ecuador, and Vietnam for one remaining spot on the roster, Lewis got down to business. Coach Balasubramaniam was so impressed with Lewis’ performance that, last Friday, all of the trialists except for Lewis were released.