The Hoops put in a bit of light work Friday night, cruising to a 1-0 friendly win over Harrow Borough.
The match gave Neil Warnock a chance to run out several squad players for an extended time and the results, albeit the competition, were satisfactory. Radek Cerny made a few fine saves during Boro's feisty start to the game, and looks set to be a quality back-up for Paddy Kenny should he be called on this year.
Petter Vaagen Moen played the full 90 minutes and created a several solid opportunities, including a strong volley from about 20 yards that just missed the bar in the first half.
The gaffer mentioned this week that former Sheffield United and Portsmouth striker Danny Webber was another squad player he's got his eye on and he fared pretty well for the duration of the match, connecting several nice passes in the build-up and breaking up a few coming back the other way. Webber was released from Portsmouth in May, where he suffered through another injury shortened season but returned for eight appearances late in the campaign.
The lone goal came off the left boot of a trialist named Kujabi (spelling?), when the diminutive defender rocketed a perfect strike from a free kick, past the Harrow keeper into the upper corner. It was an excellent hit, giving the 1500-odd people who turned up something to cheer about. Danny Shittu nearly added another later off an excellent cross from Vaagen Moen, but nudged it just wide.
Overall, a forgettable night but the role players and some of the regulars put a bit of time in and a good result is a good result.
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