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Town triallists rewarded with deals
TOWN will offer triallists Hamdi Razak and Jean-Francois Lescinel deals until the end of the season, after the pair impressed boss Danny Wilson in a reserve team match earlier this week.
The duo played 90 minutes as Swindon’s second string beat their Swansea City counterparts 6-3 at the County Ground, with front man Razak grabbing a hat-trick in the process.
Wilson revealed the players had been recommended by a much-trusted European scout, and is happy to keep them on board until at least the end of the campaign.
“It would be until the end of the season on a short-term contract,” he said. “There’s still talks to be done and obviously the boys themselves have done well so on the back of that will be looking at what contract they can get.
“They did themselves the power of good and did well.
“It would be until the end of the season on a short-term contract. There’s still talks to be done and obviously the boys themselves have done well so on the back of that will be looking at what contract they can get.
“They have come recommended from a contact we’ve got over there and he doesn’t normally give you rubbish - he gives you quality players or potentially good players.”
Razak’s second-half treble on Tuesday night made the powerful Frenchman the main talking point among Town fans, but Wilson was equally impressed with Haiti international centre-back Lescinel.
“For any striker who comes on trial and scores a hat-trick, you can’t be too disappointed,” admitted Wilson “Razak up front is very raw, he’s an amateur from France, and we thought we would take a little look at him.
“It took him a little while to settle in to the game, but after he did he was a real handful. He needs polishing up - a hell of a lot - but he’s got the raw ingredients that you are looking for.
“At the back, Lescinel, who is a left-sided defender, gives you that balance.
“He’s quick, strong, not the first line header of the ball but he’s a very good sweeper of it and plays a typical continential French defending way - he goes in tight on people and is very physical with them.
“We’re in talks with them. It will only be short term because one the basis of one game you can’t be giving players three, four or five-year contracts.”