Exeter Watching Ricketts
March 27, 2012
Rohan Ricketts could soon find himself on display at St. James Park, after being given “somewhere to train” by Exeter FC chief, Paul Tisdale. The Grecians are reportedly interested in signing the former Wolves midfielder, who is a free agent.
“He’s unattached at the moment”, Tisdale explained. “In the process [of training with us], he’s putting himself on show.” The football coach added that Exeter do not rule out the possibility of working with Ricketts on a more permanent basis.
Ricketts has played for eleven different teams in the past decade. His most notable escapades include spells at Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, Toronto FC, and at German outfit, SV Wilhelmshaven. People looking at the League One betting will know he has a long track record.
The 29-year-old has also played in the Hungarian and Moldovan leagues, with Diosgyori VTK and Dacia Chisinau, respectively. Ricketts’ most recent club, Shamrock Rovers, released him in 2011, after just ten appearances.
Ricketts intimated – via Twitter – that Exeter fans had been supportive of his potential move into League One. “Thanks for all the kind words from #ECFC fans. I just want to get into a red and white shirt now.”
If he signs for the Grecians, Ricketts will join Lauri Dalla Valle, formerly of Fulham, and Southend exile, Pat Baldwin, as the new boys on Exeter’s books. Baldwin, a defender, will be especially welcome in Devon, given that Exeter face an injury crisis at centre-back. Those searching for betting tips football need to bear this in mind.
The absence of existing defenders, Richard Duffy (groin), Scott Bennett (hamstring), and Danny Coles (spine), have made survival in League One difficult for the embattled club, who stand 23rd (of 24) in the table.
Exeter will play Wycombe Wanderers later today in something of a relegation ‘six-pointer’. A victory could take the Grecians to safety, depending on the results of other matches contested this evening, while a defeat will leave them floundering in the drop zone.