Last week (See September 28th) Ciderspace carried details of two Sheffield United players that were coming down to Huish Park on trial - namely Colin Marrison and Ryan Gyaki. BBC Radio Bristol is reporting tonight that both players have arrived in Somerset accompanied by a third!
The additional player is midfielder James Ashmore who was born in Sheffield on March 2nd 1986. He is a central midfielder who has risen through the academy ranks, despite missing out on portions of his development through injury. He has had a prolonged spell in the Reserve Team more recently, and is a versatile player, being able to play in wide midfield positions as well as full-back.
Striker Colin Marrison was born on 23rd September 1985 and has had loan spells at League Two side Bury and non-leaguers Hinckley United and Leigh RMI. His official site describe him as a "versatile striker" who is a regular in the Sheffield United reserve team. He stands at 6'1". He has made three appearances for Sheffield United's first team, all in the League Cup, whilst he clocked up 16 appearances for Bury last season, without scoring. His loan periods at Hinckley and Leigh came during the 2004-05 season.
Midfielder Ryan Gyaki is a Canadian born on 6th December 1985 in Toronto, who is 5'10" tall. He is described as a "box-to-box midfielder" by his club. In January 2006 he was awarded by his country as Youth Player Of The Year for 2005 following a series of strong performances at Under 20 level.
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