With Eddie Edward now a member of the Ottawa Fury, FC Edmonton has a major hole to fill at right back.
For three and a half years, Edward had made that position his. For this weekend’s fall season opener at Rayo OKC, look for Canadian Allan Zebie to get the start.
But the team is also looking at Shawn Nicklaw. The Guam international, who played for the Jacksonville Armada in the spring season, is on trial with the Eddies. Nicklaw has also played in Iceland and Denmark.
“Allan will play on Saturday, which is great” said FCE coach Colin Miller after Wednesday’s training session. “He’s done very well in training, he hasn’t let us down with the first team. It’s a big opportunity for him. And having Shawn in here for a look for a couple of weeks, it’s great for us. He knows the league, he’s an experienced player and he’s a very good athlete. He’s done well so far.”
Miller said he’ll speak with Nicklaw before the team heads off to Oklahoma. And now that the Edward deal is done, the coach feels it’s time for FCE to move on.
“Eddie was a very good player for the Eddies. It is a big loss for us, not just football wise. But, that door has closed and now I don’t think any more about Eddie Edward. The club has to move on. Now, it’s someone else’s opportunity.”
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