Yeovil Town have given a trial to an out of contract Canadian goalkeeper as part of their pre-season schedule. Twenty-two year old Lucas Birnstingl is a former Dundee, Clyde and Kilmarnock player, who moved across to Scotland at the age of 19 in search of professional football.
Lucas was born on February 14th 1990, in Oakville, Canada and went to Iroquois Ridge High School. As a junior, he played for Oakville Blue Stars and the Toronto FC Academy and was part of their roster that played in the Canadian Soccer League, although only made it as far as the bench for their senior side.
In February 2009, he switched across the Atlantic Ocean, signing a three month contract with Dundee that gave him his break into Scottish League football. Birnstingl trained with Kilmarnock during the 2011-12 season, but signed a deal with Clyde in December 2011. He has also had trials with Darlington during his time in the UK. Overall he's yet to make a first team appearance on UK soil and is currently a free agent.
Whilst at Kilmarnock, he trained with Ross Lindsay, who is also known to be trialling at Huish Park. Other known trialists are listed below.
Link: Ex-Saint Racine On Glovers Trial.
Link: Ex-Kilmarnock Midfielder On Trial.
Link: Clarke Heading For Glovers Trial.
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