Rhian Dodds On Trial

Former Kilmarnock midfielder Rhian Dodds has been training with the club in order to win a permanent deal according to today's Greenock Telegraph.

The Tele's Roger Graham revealed that Dodds (pictured, left and below: Dodds [far left] standing with Shimmin and MacGregor while talking to Dundee's Anotine-Curier before the match with Dundee) was one of the unnamed trialists who played in the bounce match against Rangers. Derek Collins said: “He played in the Rangers match [a trial game last week] and played his part. He’s available and we were taking a look at him. That’s as far as it goes at the moment.”

Dodds was released by Kilmarnock at the start of this month. Of his decision to let Dodds go Killie manager Jim Jeffries said: "The numbers are up a wee bit and, if we want to bring someone in, we have to make way. If we were to offer Rhian a contract, it would be difficult to bring anyone else in and our priority is to try to get a striker in."

The Scottish born Canadian midfielder (he has been capped by Canada at under-23 and under-19 level and was member of their senior squad for the 2005 Gold Cup but didn't play - pictured, below) was an unused substitute when we beat Kilmarnock 3-1 in the Scottish Cup two years ago but did play against us while on loan at Dundee this season. Dodds was part of the Dark Blues team that lost 2-0 at Cappielow in October.

Full Name: Rhian Dodds
Age: 29 (03.10.1979)
Positions: Central Midfielder
Born: Irvine, Scotland
Nationality: Canadian
International Honours: 3 Canada Under-23 caps, 1 Under-19 cap
Height: 5' 9"
Former Clubs: Robert Morris Colonials (Canada), Kilmarnock, Dundee [loan]

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