Town trial for Brazilian

Ipswich Town are giving a trial to Juninho, a Brazilian midfielder who has been playing in the French League for Racing Club Paris.The player, full name Dongos Goncalvez Gomes Junior, will be with Town for four days next week.

By Dave Vincent

Ipswich Town are giving a trial to Juninho, a Brazilian midfielder who has been playing in the French League for Racing Club Paris.

The player, full name Dongos Goncalvez Gomes Junior, will be with Town for four days next week.

The 25-year-old right midfielder or wing-back was with Flamengo in his home country and spent last year on loan in Paris.


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The only Ipswich Town move on transfer deadline day saw reserve central defender Jerrome Sobers join Brentford on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

The 18-year-old joined Town from non-league Ford United (now Redbridge) after impressing on trial, along with team-mate Ben Patten.

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The youngsters are out of contract in the summer.

Bees manager Martin Allen told the club website: “He is a signing that I am looking at with a view to taking next season.

“He has been signed by Ipswich from non-league football and, with the pace he possesses and hard work on the training pitch, I feel in the future he could be a player.”

Town Reserves take on Derby County at Portman Road tomorrow in a league game with a 1pm kick-off to avoid clashing with the televised England match.

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