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First Team

Written 10 June 2018, 17:59

The new starting 11 is all but confirmed, we take a look down the players and see where their career has taken them and how they ended up at the Ravens.

(GK):

Dragomir Krzywanski - Joined the Ravens as an understudy goalkeeper and has steadily progressed through his time here. Will be looking to cement the position for the future after arriving for a total of 2 credits. He played in a total of 10 games last season with a reasonable 6.1/10 rating. He has 1 man of the match award under his belt in his 43 games but will be hoping a full season yields even more success. Prior to his signing for the Ravens the Polish keeper had a total of 78 career games for STEFF FC.

(DEF):

Poul Dalsgaard - Brought in as a veteran influence to support the younger players coming through, he played an impressive 978 games for Rosklid BK as well as over 450 for FC Brunello. The right back is coming to the end of his career and will be hoping to see it out in relative comfort as he approaches his 35th birthday.

Charles Moreton - On the other side of the pitch is left back Charles Moreton with around 700 career appearances total (466 of which coming across 2 clubs). At 25 he has a while left to play in his career and although his first game for the club was uninspiring many fans will look to see him perform at a more consistent level over the next season.

Qaqi Kjær - The 21 year old is the youngest in the defensive line and has been overlooked for a large portion of his career but Andrew hopes this move will help him get back on track as his 3 red cards in 20 seasons at his previous club are a disciplinary worry for a club who are currently still looking to transition players out and may find themselves lacking depth in various positions during this period.

Ulf Schøning - 32 year old Ulf Schøning slots into the centre back position alongside Qaqi Kjær. With almost 2000 career games and only 5 red cards during that time the club hope he can be the positive influence on the youngster but he has been known to lose his temper which gives the defence a few temperament issues to resolve although Andrew's teams have been known to show a good balance of firmness and fairness in their play both defensively and offensively.

(MID):

Roderick Herberich - On the left wing is Roderick Herberich, a 34 year old winger with the pace of a 25 year old. His 3 goals in 5 games have brought him to a career total of 50 goals across roughly 2000 games. He admits he is looking to beat his career best of 19 assists in a season before he retires, the elusive 20 in a season which he came so close to breaking not too many seasons ago. He'll also be looking to get amongst the goals with an inexperienced frontline being able to benefit from his confident passing and learn from his shooting too.

Dominique Beautell - On his opposite side is youngster Dominique Beautell. At just 17 years old he has already broken 100 career appearances although he has just 2 assists to his name so far at the Ravens. He also eagerly awaits his first goal for the club and has admitted that seeing so many players amongst the goals last season made him want it even more. The Frenchman was used as a substitute for much of the season but has been given the reigns of the right wing and hopes to solidify his position there for many seasons to come.

(FW):

Shiraslan Qurbanov - On the left side of what appears to be an attacking 3 is Shiraslan Qurbanov, the 23 year old striker with an impressive start to his career at the club. Just 5 games in and already he has found himself involved in 6 goals and 2 assists, with 2 man of the match awards to add to that collection. He has just over 200 career appearances and sits just 2 goals short of his 50th career goal, something he will certainly hope to achieve early next season as he works towards his first full season for the Ravens.

Lewis Johnson - Playing from the middle is Lewis Johnson whose first season at the club looked to be a disappointing one after being left on the bench and being used as a make-shift midfielder but he came into his own in the last 10 games of the season to reach 10 goals for the season after just 1 goal in his last 3 seasons of playing. He will be hoping the manager's faith continues into the new season and he can lead the club to league success.

Eoghan Killpatrick - At just 18 years old, Killpatrick is still finding his feet as a striker but with just 61 games at the club he has 16 goals and 13 assists. Despite just 6 games this season he was able to bag 3 goals and will be looking to break personal records in the coming seasons from a starting role as opposed to playing from the bench as he often found himself doing.

Alongside these players the club has admitted they intend to find themselves another 4 players to strength the midfield (most likely a central midfielder or 2) as well as finding some depth to the squad to allow the younger players the rest they require from playing a full season as a starter. Andrew has been very shrewd in his business so far and one can only imagine he is looking to prove his worth as a manager and provide players a chance to showcase themselves where many clubs wouldn't even give them a chance.

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