Raggy's Wait

Raggy Soma hopes to know early next week if his trial spell at Belgian club Anderlecht has been successful.

He has played one trial game already, and admits: "I am a little bit concerned whether it is going to be a positive or negative answer. I will play another game tomorrow and I guess it will probably depend on how that goes.

"I played well yesterday as a centre half but I was moved to left back in the second half and I was a little bit too stationary at the back. I did my defensive work but I didn't give anything offensive so I am not sure if it was a positive sign.

"I assume it will be the beginning of next week when I know, but I have no idea what the fee will be."

If he does sign, he will play alongside former West Ham loanee Hannu Tihinen, who is set to join them on the June 2nd from Norwegian club Viking Stavanger, and Raggy says: "It would be great to play in the same side as him."

As for the difference in approach to Belgian football, he says: "There is a little bit more training here than England because it is twice a day, and it is a little bit different way of playing football with marking and possession.

"They have a very nice stadium and it is a sell out every game.

"We will have to see what happens. Hopefully things will work out here, but if not, we will have to take that problem when it comes."

Raggy is resigned to leaving the country and has put his house on the market. "I would have preferred to stay in England but as chances are limited I had to look elsewhere," he admits.