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Town Target Slovenian Defender
Town Target Slovenian Defender
Tuesday, 2nd Aug 2011 23:37

Town are understood to be hoping to sign Slovenian U21 international right-sided defender Aljaž Struna before this weekend’s season opener at Bristol City. The 20-year-old is believed to have been in England to hold talks with the Blues in the last few days.

Struna, who is rated around the £400,000 mark, is currently with FC Koper in his home country, a club with the rather unfortunate nickname of the Canaries, where he plays alongside former Blue Amir Karic. He has another year left on his contract.

The 6ft tall Piran-born player, who can operate at right-back, right centre-half and right midfield, made four appearances for his nation in qualifying for the UEFA European U21 Championships.

Struna, who previously won caps at U19 level and turns 21 on Thursday, has also appeared in the Champions League with his current side, losing a second round qualifying tie 5-1 to Dinamo Zagreb last season.

Speaking earlier today, chief executive Simon Clegg revealed the Blues were looking to add another player to the squad this week in addition to the season-long loan of Blackburn’s Keith Andrews.

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BaltachaFanClub added 23:43 - Aug 2
great name... hope he turns out great too

Blue4life added 23:45 - Aug 2
6 Ft Sounds good and for 400K he is versitile 5-1 dont sound great though lol but thats only 1 game... glad we are looking outside the UK and he sounds promising at 20. COYB!

pazelle added 23:45 - Aug 2
That's it then! Let's get started!

CGH added 23:46 - Aug 2
YES! Finally we are looking outside of the UK for players, hopefully he turns out to be a Fabian Wilnis rather than an Amir Karic...

GTRKing added 23:47 - Aug 2
Great name & A RB Hope he good but can he speak english & dunno if he will play saturday

Paulc added 23:48 - Aug 2
'Right sided defender' Now you're talking!

Blue_75 added 23:48 - Aug 2
Let's sign him Struna rather than later.

power19 added 23:49 - Aug 2
Would be good to see a sucessful 'scouting' signing! Nice to have some youth and if he turns out to be a promising as Cresswell appears to be (early days accepted) - happy days.

coyb and gl for sat!!

Paulc added 23:50 - Aug 2
'Aljaz, pure and simple', or was it almaz, close though - if your under 40 you won't get it BTW

marcus139 added 23:50 - Aug 2
Omg. He even plays with amir karic! Sign him up for gala or mecca bingo, he will love it here just like amir did.

Smithy added 23:51 - Aug 2
Well lets hope he doen't turn to Amir on advice about the move!

tortoise added 23:55 - Aug 2
Pleased with this kind of signing and delighted with real defensive midfielder as well, but maybe still one dependable, commanding central defender short of a really good championship side. That said, far more balanced a squad than we've had for years.

TractorRoyNo1 added 23:55 - Aug 2
perhaps he can be a 'page 3 stuna' in the programme

ITFCMonk added 23:57 - Aug 2
Random but exactly what we need

oldbri added 23:58 - Aug 2
This lad looks good,check him out on youtube.

reuser90 added 00:00 - Aug 3
Keep 'em coming!!

Lennyboy added 00:00 - Aug 3
87 hours and counting.

jert16 added 00:05 - Aug 3
actaully can not wait for sat! whats our allocation??

power19 added 00:05 - Aug 3


Garv added 00:10 - Aug 3
Looks awesome (youtube). Proper footballing defender, reminds me of John Terry. Scores goals as well!


Lennyboy added 00:13 - Aug 3
Bl**dy Hell this boys looks quick. Having watched this youtube segment, it looks like he can play anywhere on the pitch. Must say some of the oppostion looked pants, but theres no denying the boys looks quick on his feet. He evens scores goals, how good is that?

Hermann_eats_puffin added 00:13 - Aug 3
He sounds like a good prospect going by this story. It would be great to get a versatile right sided defender added to the squad.

If this one comes off then welcome to ITFC Aljaž Struna and we wish you the best of luck for the season ahead.



rosseden added 00:20 - Aug 3
Totally agree with that. He looks excellent on those clips. Quick feet, good crosses, very aware and some lovely through balls. If we can get someone who looks that good for 400k we should go back to that league for more players!

robdaful added 00:20 - Aug 3
Looks good after seeing the highlights.

jert16 added 00:21 - Aug 3
very impressive in the video.. looks like a direct right back to me! has to be a great signing for 400k

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