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Former Manchester United goalkeeping trainee Paul Gibson is in Saints' Uefa Cup squad.
MANAGER Ken McKenna has moved to provide goalkeeping cover for Gerard Doherty ahead of the Uefa Cup ties with Swedish outfit Osters.
He has added stoppers Paul Gibson and James Coates to his squad list submitted to Geneva today.
Gibson, 27, has played for Notts County, Mansfield Town, Rochdale, Hull City, Droylsden, Northwich Victoria and Witton Albion.
He has also played in front of 67,000 spectators when he appeared for the second half of the Manchester United Munich testimonial.
Coates, 19, has played for Mansfield Town and was capped by Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels.
Also named in the list of 25 players is Colin Alcide, a highly experienced utility man who can operate in central defence, up front, or on the left side of midfield and may well make his debut in tonight's friendly against Linfield at Windsor Park.
Alcide has experience with Cambridge United, York City, Hull City and Lincoln.
Young Bangor City midfielder Mark Connolly and former Tranmere Rovers youth James McGuire are also in, along with Nathan James who played against Limavady United on Saturday.
Two youth players are named also - 19-year old striker Taurean O'Sullivan was with Oxford United's youth set-up last season and is due to join the TNS scholarship scheme alongside Steven Lalley, who is already one year into the programme.
Squad in full: Doherty, Gibson, Coates, Aggrey, Evans, Holmes, Naylor, Taylor, Lalley, Alcide, Connelly, Brabin, Davies, King, Leah, Ward, Ruscoe, McGuire, Hogan, Beck, James, Wilde, Toner, Wood, O'Sullivan.
Osters have signed forward Pär Cederqvist from first division Djurgården in time for the tie.
7 July 2021
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