Thorpe to face his former colleagues
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
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."
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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.
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"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.