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Benitez Delays Owls Carson Move

Benitez Delays Owls Carson Move

Owls boss Paul Sturrock may have to wait longer than first thought for a decision on the future of goalkeeper Scott Carson, who will travel to Germany with the England World Cup squad.

Sturrock was hoping to tie up a season-long loan deal for the former Leeds United stopper, who spent two successful months on-loan at Hillsborough last season, this week.

But Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will wait to see how his side shapes up for the forthcoming season, with rumours circulating that current Reds number two Jerzy Dudek is set for a move to Portsmouth this summer.

Sturrock told the official SWFC site: "He's (Benitez) had the Cup final exploits; he'll be scrambling around the World Cup looking at players, and he's got a couple of keepers who have only a year on their contracts. So it's a difficult decision for him to make. Our problem is that we can't afford to be caught out."

The Owls boss will now search for alternatives should Carson remain a Red next season, and former loanee Nicky Weaver is said to be high up on the list.

It was confirmed last night that Carson will travel with the full England squad to Germany after the injury dealt to Sven Goran Erikkson's number three choice Robert Green.


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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday May 26 2006
Time: 12:23PM

Comments

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We could really do without this. Liverpool still have Kirkland don't they? Surprising that Carson has been chosen in the England squad ahead of him, maybe it's got Benitez thinking. Looks like we have a long wait lined up!
spirtySWFC
26/05/2006 14:36:00
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Certainly does matey. You know what the guiness adverts say though, good things come to those who wait... :)
newman87
26/05/2006 20:40:00
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Kirkland is almost as injury prone as Lucas ;-) I'm scanning the Liverpool news daily to see if they're hanging on to their keepers. Would have thought Dudek would be the one to go, after his whinging last year.
Auckland Owl
26/05/2006 21:30:00
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could have done without this
carlton owl
30/05/2006 16:33:00
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