Wed, Aug


Clyde LeonNational team and W Connection midfielder Clyde Leon  is hopeful of returning to English club Oldham Athletic for a second trial in the lead up to the new season.

Leon spent close to two weeks at the club on trial earlier this year after an initial trial with Premiership club Birmingham City. However, a successful application for a UK work permit is what stands in the way of Leon possibly playing in the English Leagues.

“Everything is in place for a return in terms of the club liking what they saw of me but it’s all down to whether the work permit application is successful.  I trained with the club and the staff liked what they saw and they told me that I would be recalled but it depends on whether the permit comes through,” Leon said.

“I went to Birmingham first and the feedback was positive but they made it clear that they were looking for a player who had more experience at the Premiership level and so they made arrangements for me to join Oldham a week later.”

While Leon is hopeful of returning to Europe, he is focused at the moment on doing well for W Connection and Russell Latapy’s senior team with which he is expected to lead the midfield against Chile on May 5.

“It’s a good to start off the season with a win over Jabloteh and my focus is there at the moment and also for the national team.”