Two New Faces On Trial With City

Last updated : 12 March 2009 By Gary Hutchinson
Yesterday saw the Imps second string fall 1-0 at home to Sheffield Utd, but two trialists featured for City as Jacko looks to strengthen for next season.

The first was London born Takura Mtandari, a regular in

Tottenham Hotspurs under 18 side in 2008. Takura played in 27 out of 28 Academy fixtures, starting 25 and scoring once as the lads finished second in their division. He then made 9 appearances in Spurs reserve side, with 2 starts in a defensive midfield role. However it appears he may be leaving the club at the end of this season.

Mtandari was brought up in Edmonton, attended Aylward Secondary School, and was a runner-up with his school team in the Enfield League Cup in 2004.

He joined Spurs Academy full-time in 2006-07 having made four appearances as a schoolboy in 2005-06. He played 21 times in 2006-07 and also managed three reserve appearances.

The second trialist is free agent Ismael Ehui, who spent his apprenticeship with Fulham. Frenchman Ehui signed for county rivals Scunthorpe late in February 2006. After making a couple of appearances he returned to Craven Cottage, only to find himself loaned to Carshalton. He had an immediate impact there scoring twice in three games and winning a penalty that led to a third goal.

Ehui is a powerful striker, and at 22 years old is hoping his best years are yet to come.

Neither made any significant impact on yesterdays game, however Paris Simmons did manage something of note - he got injured in the 47th minute and will now be out for at least a week.