Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Coyle on New Latvian Trialist, Kalninš -Updated

Coyle on New Latvian Trialist, Kalninš -Updated

As widely reported in the media today, Latvian international Gatis Kalninš has joined the Clarets on trial and will play at some stage in the Clarets remaining games in Scotland.



The 26 year old forward signed for his current club, Skonto Rīga from FK Valmiera in 2002 and has played 19 times for his country.

Owen Coyle had this to say about his new triallist:

'Gatis joined up with the squad on Sunday night and we plan to have a look at him in Scotland.'

Kalninš looks set to get his first chance to impress the gaffer at Partick Thistle on Monday night.

If we do sign the 6ft 3ins striker,it will be a bit of a coup over local rivals Blackburn Rovers who showed interest under their previous manager Mark Hughes at the end of last season.

____________________________________________

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Owen Coyle has now elaborated on the Kalninš trial and the background to their interest in the player:

"We've actively been looking at players here and there.

"Gatis will join with us until Friday and be involved in both of the games and we'll assess it from there.

"He's a 6ft-plus striker and just adds a different dimension to what we've got. We put an awful lot of crosses into the box and just need someone to get on the end of them. He's a big, physical lad, so we'll look at it and see if it's the right type of player for us.

"He's got a terrific scoring record at Skonto Riga and scored two goals last week when they beat Blackpool 4-0 in a friendly, so he knows where the goals are.

"I've been aware of him for some time, but we weren't going to do anything without looking at him in the flesh first-hand, and this week gives us the opportunity to do that."

Share article via email
Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday July 20 2008
Time: 5:27PM

Comments

0
So the People got one right then!! Looks a useful player.He has played 136 games in Latvia, scoring 61 goals
turfmanphil
20/07/2008 17:30:00
0
Hmmm! Can't say I know much about him but time will tell.
Parrotclete
21/07/2008 10:15:00
0
Sounds pretty impressive based on the updated comments just added and I agree with Coyle's comments about the need for a 'different dimension'
turfmanphil
21/07/2008 10:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Burnley

Should Burnley progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Burnley's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Burnley...

Jutkiewicz 'Gutted' By Barton's Rangers Move

Jutkiewicz has hailed the dressing room presence Barton offered, which means he's been left 'gutted' at the loss to Burnley as a result but can see why he wanted the Rangers challenge.

Burnley Announce Morecambe Friendly

Burnley have today announced the second pre season friendly of the summer as Sean Dyche and the boys gear back up for a return to the Premier League.

Vital Burnley Social Media

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Burnley newsBurnley News 24/7

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Editor email
Profile
Paul 8c8
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Charlton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton66%
Lowton0%
Keane1%
Mee1%
Ward6%
Boyd4%
Marney1%
Barton3%
Arfield0%
Vokes1%
Gray5%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Dyer0%
Sub - Duff12%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret13
2.WelshClaret8
3.Irishclaret7
4.Mike Mada3
5.Grimsby Claret2
6.DavidT441
7.AndyHo1