Two Goals, Two Trialists

Richard Garcia scored a brace in a 2-2 reserve team friendly draw with Reading on Wednesday that saw two trialists try to impress Glenn Roeder.

Greek international Leonidas Vokolos played at centre half in a bid to convince Glenn he is worthy of an approach to Panathanaikos before the transfer window closes, while Arsenal midfielder David Noble also played.

Richard, playing up front, scored the goals - one a penalty after Daryl McMahon was brought down - from the striker's position, and Roger Cross says: "He did okay - he needed a game after being out a long time because all he has really had is half a reserve friendly last week plus 10 minutes at Manchester United on Sunday."

As for Noble, Roger adds: "He did well; we know a lot about him already, he is a very good ball player, and we were happy with his performance.

"It was a very windy day which made things hard but it is up to Glenn to make a decision on him."

As for Vokolos, he adds: "I thought he did well; he is a very accomplished player, an international, and, in a friendly on such a windy day at the training ground he equipped himself very well - there were no problems with him."

The big decision for Glenn Roeder, however - and one he will make soon - is whether or not he can adjust, quickly, to the English game.

Team: Forde, A Ferdinand, Ward, Vokolos, Tattum [Blewitt 70], Lumsden (M Cole 70], Noble, Byrne, McMahon, Garcia, Pearson [Morris 70].