African Taken On Trial

Last updated : 07 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Bolton have handed a trial to giant Cameroonian striker Jeremie Njock and the player could be in line to earn himself a deal if he impresses.

Njock plays in Romania for Universitatea Craiova and could be an option to boost the Wanderers forward line after the they missed out on the signature of Russian forward Dmitri Bulykin.

Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce also faces stiff competition from Scottish club Heart of Midlothian as the Jambos look to replace the Leicester City bound Mark De Vries.

A representative of the player said that a deal could be struck with the Trotters providing that Kjock impresses during his trial period.

"It does look as though Sam Allardyce will sign him until the end of the season with a view to a one-year extension as he is unproven at Premiership level. Bolton believe Jeremy is good enough to play in the Championship but I have been in talks with John Murray, the Hearts chief scout."

The powerful 24-year old has also had experience of playing in Switzerland, Germany and Qatar since leaving his homeland for European shores in the early part of 2000.