Glenn's Surprise

Glenn Roeder says he is "surprised" about reports that he is about to take Norwegian youngster Azar Karadas on trial.
The reports, emanating from Norway, suggest that the arrangements have already been made and quote the player, his agent Stig Lillejord, and Brann sports director Arne Moeller.
But Glenn says:
"I haven't spoken to the agent about Karadas for at least six weeks and there has been no contact whatsoever between ourselves and his club.
"I did indeed speak to an agent that I think was acting on the club and player's behalf at the time about the possibility of him coming over for five or six days.
"But quite honestly when the agent never returned my call I thought the matter had gone dead, so I am quite surprised by these reports."
Nonetheless, Glenn says he is still prepared to look at a player who can play in attack or defence.
"If there is still a possibility I wouldn't turn the opportunity down of inviting him over here," says Glenn.
"But I assumed nothing was happening as no one had contacted me for all of six weeks, if not longer.
"It would be a 'nothing to lose' situation for us, a free look, and we could assess the player while he was with us.
"If the agent comes back on to me in the next day or two and we can do anything I will probably take it up.
"But I am surprised it has all come out today that it is all happening because as far as I was concerned nothing was arranged.
"We'll see how it develops."