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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ex-QPR Update: Tony Roberts and Danny Shittu

Barking and Dagenham Post - 27 June 2007 NEIL TRAINIS.

....Negotiations regarding the reimbursement of a reported £150,000 insurance money that is preventing goalkeeper Tony Roberts from playing in the Football League is thought to be ongoing.
The pay-out was awarded to the Welshman by an unnamed insurance company when he broke a finger while playing for Millwall in 1998 and was forced to retire from professional football.
He is due a testimonial against West Ham at Victoria Road on July 14 having amassed 311 appearances during a seven-year stay at the League Two newcomers but the likelihood of Daggers' longest-serving player gracing the Football League again remains in the balance, with 45 days to go before the start of the season.
Still has suggested in recent weeks that progress is being made and he and chairman Dave Andrews are quietly confident that a compromise can be struck, but it is unclear whether the insurance company are willing to accept less than the amount they paid out and there has so far been no confirmation on Daggers' website of a resolution to the discussions.
The hold-up has meant that an official announcement of Roberts signing a new two-year contract has also not materialised and the 37-year-old may be waiting to see what develops before committing his future to the Daggers. Report

Daily Mirror Rumour: Daily Mirror -DAN'S THE MAN FOR STRACHAN
CELTIC plan to offer Watford star Dan Shittu (above) the chance of Champions League football with a shock £2million swoop. The big Nigerian defender impressed at Vicarage Road but looks set to leave. And Celtic boss Gordon Strachan sees the 26-year-old as a potential replacement for Bobo Balde, who continues to struggle with injury problems Mirror

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