Friday, October 24, 2008

Rebels new boy tied up in red tape

Source: M.E.N.


FC UNITED manager Karl Marginson is to lobby his MP - to try to give new boy Papis Djeeyte a game of football!

The Senegalese midfielder has received international clearance from his country's FA, but was denied his Rebels debut in the midweek win at Frickley as the Home Office has declared his work permit does not apply to non-league football.

"He can play professional football, but they seem intent on depriving the lad a chance to play non-league football on a Saturday afternoon," says Marginson.

"I will be speaking to my MP, because I can't see who benefits from the situation."

FC face in-form Whitby Town away tomorrow, the Yorkshire side going eight games unbeaten since losing at Gigg Lane in August.

Marginson is set to stick with the side that won at Frickley, with Danny Warrender in midfield for injured Chris Baguley and Danny Williams up front.