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Penny for Coyle's Thoughts!

The Clarets signed Peruvian international goalkeeper Diego Penny yesterday for an undisclosed fee but will now have to wait for the outcome of a work permit appeal at a hearing this Friday before the deal can be finalised.

Penny,24 and born in Lima has made over 150 appearances for Coronel Bolognesi in the Peru Primera Division and has also been captain of the side. The club were also winners of the Clausara league in 2007. The 6ft 5 stopper has also recently been involved in Peru's attempt to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

'I've been trying since December to sign him,' Coyle told BBC Radio Lancashire.

'His appeal hearing is on Friday and we hope to be successful in that.'

'We felt that Diego had fulfilled the criteria set out by the Home Office. But there's been a debate after his coach rested him with a minor injury.

'I went over and watched him personally and he looks to be a tremendous addition. He's had big offers from other clubs, so we were fortunate to get in.

Owen Coyle also confirmed the rumour that he met Penny in Spain to negotiate a deal with him.

'I had to cancel my week in Hong Kong to meet him in Madrid for a meeting with representatives from his club, and if we get him in that sacrifice will be worthwhile.'

So if the work permit is obtained will Penny enjoy the Number One jersey with both Jensen and Kiraly still on the books? Coyle was not giving much away on that one:

'You come in with a level playing field. The bottom line is if you get that jersey it's up to you to make sure you maintain it.

'There'll be real competition for places. We want real competition and strength in depth and we're doing our utmost to make sure that happens.'

Well if I was a betting man, I suspect Penny will be Number One with Jensen keeping his treasured (?) Number 12 jersey.

Poor Kiraly may have to settle for Number 13, he certainly seems to be the unlucky loser in all this and it is widely known he is effectively on the transfer list with Coyle amenable to listening to offers.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 25 2008

Time: 9:50AM

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They must know something about these International appearances we dont to give them confidence of appeal success. I thought we were a mile of reaching the 75% required in 2 years so not sure what this injury/coach resting comment is all about.
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25/06/2008 09:56:00

The board seem very confident and maybe that is down to experience with losing out previously. We will get him. Any keeper OC brings in will be his keeper and will be the number 1. He offered Beast a new contract to keep numbers up and he is our best reserve keeper. Kiraly needs to find a new club, but if not, then at least if the first choice keeper is playing badly, then the reserve keeper is on his toes with further competition behing him. Not sure if we can afford 3 keepers at the moment. We would be fine if one was a youth keeper.
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25/06/2008 10:18:00

Wonder if anybody has enquired about Kiraly. I wouldn't have thought he was that bad,nobody was interested?
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25/06/2008 10:26:00

maybe a league 1 or 2 club or even abroad, but after this season i think championship clubs will be wary of signing him after the mistakes hes made.
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25/06/2008 11:45:00

You are probably right Tom, what annoyed me the most was his cavalier attitude after making a gaff or two. He just seemed to laugh it off too much and started fooling around sometimes. Feel sorry for the guy to be honest. Unwanted and doesnt want to go! Maybe if he gets his head down and can work himslef back into the team,we should give him one last chance, but at the moment if Penny arrives, I cant see that happening barring injuries and suspensions to the other keepers
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