Thorpe to face his former colleagues

PUBLISHED: 11:25 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:25 06 May 2010

Tony Thorpe

Tony Thorpe

FORMER Luton hotshot Tony Thorpe is likely to meet his old team-mates this Saturday. Thorpe is trialling at Stevenage Boro at the moment and played the first 45 minutes of Tuesday night s opening pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace which the Champi

Mark Stimson

FORMER Luton hotshot Tony Thorpe is likely to meet his old team-mates this Saturday.

Thorpe is trialling at Stevenage Boro at the moment and played the first 45 minutes of Tuesday night's opening pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace which the Championship side won 3-0.

Thorpe (shown right), also courting interest from one other League club as well as a Conference rival, is one of those triallists new Boro boss Mark Stimson will be watching closely in the next few matches.

Stimson said: "Tony would be a good addition and he knows what to do in the box."

Both Stimson and Palace boss Peter Taylor were making their respective managerial bows for their clubs on Tuesday.

Stimson continued: "Palace brought their full squad and it was a great fitness workout for us as they've been back in training a week longer.

"Palace scored a great first goal and there was nothing in the rest of the first half.

"All the five new signings had a run out and did well."

There was plenty of striking talent on show as Thorpe looked dangerous in the early stages, including having a goal ruled out for a push, while Palace fielded players with Premiership experience in Dougie Freedman and Jon Macken.

A stunning Freedman finish following a fine move gave the visitors the lead after 25 minutes.

The expected wholesale changes at the break included the return of Boro old boy Leon Cort, a close season £1 million capture from Hull City.

Teddy Sheringham was there to watch his son Charlie and his boy delivered the second goal within seven minutes of the restart.

Lewis Grabban scored a flattering third goal six minutes from time for Palace.

After Luton's visit on Saturday, Boro host QPR on Wednesday.

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