Wednesday 06th July 2005

Much travelled striker on road again

Much travelled striker Roy Essandoh is set to train with Nationwide North club Kettering Town as manager Kevin Wilson's side continue their build-up to Sunday's opening pre-season friendly with Leicester City.

Rumours had been circulating that the 29-year-old had already put pen-to-paper with the Poppies, but Wilson has confirmed that no deal has yet been agreed and that the former Gravesend & Northfleet frontman will join the rest of the squad for training.

Essandoh will be best remembered for scoring the winning goal as Wycombe Wanderers knocked Leicester City out of the FA Cup in 2001.

He was discovered on Teletext and answered Wanderers' desperate appeal for a striker during their impressive cup run to the semi-finals.

Prior to that he had a brief spell with Rushden & Diamonds and since then he has been playing with the likes of Cambridge City and Bishop's Stortford before turning out for Gravesend in the Nationwide Conference last season.

Wilson said: "Roy is joining us for training and he may play in the opening friendly at the weekend.

"He is coming here with a view to signing but he's like any other player. I want to have a look at him and see if he can improve our squad."

The much travelled Roy Essandoh

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