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Owls Go Canadian

Wednesday have completed the signing of young Canadian striker Reid Fraser after the 16-year-old impressed boss Paul Sturrock on a two-week trial at the club recently.

The FC Victoria striker becomes the youngest ever Canadian to sign a professional deal with a European football club after Manchester United-bound Owen Hargreaves signed for German club Bayern Munich at 16 years of age.

And although the youngster isn't likely to break in to the Owls first team anytime soon, he's already enjoying his time at S6.

'I'm still a little bit in shock, but it has been nothing but fun times so far,' Fraser told Canadian local daily Victoria Times-Colonist.

Fraser was spotted by Owls youth academy director Sean McAuley during a training seminar on Vancouver Island this summer and will hope to follow the progress of fellow Canadians Owen Hargreaves and Iain Hume on European shores.

Dave Dew, F.C. Victoria's technical director, told the Times Colonist: 'Sean (McAuley) took a liking to his size right off the bat, but what impressed him more about Reid was his ability to hold the ball and distribute it, and he has a great free kick.'

Fraser will be part of the Owls under-18 side for the current season - but could end up in the first team knowing out injury luck!




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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday August 25 2006
Time: 1:07PM

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