Carpenter earns Carlisle trial
By Alex Dunn. Last Updated: July 31, 2007 9:16pm
Faroe Islands international Rogvi Jacobsen has jetted in to Carlisle in a bid to earn a contract with the League One club.
The 28-year-old striker earns his living as a carpenter but is eager to turn professional and will be handed the opportunity to impress in a pre-season game against Middlesbrough on Tuesday.
An imposing 6ft 4in front-man, Jacobsen currently plies his trade with HB Torshavn and would command a fee should Carlisle boss Neil McDonald wish to make his stay permanent.
Having scored for his country against Italy in June, Jacobsen arrives at Carlisle with a decent pedigree and McDonald feels the player is well worth a look.
"He is flying in to Newcastle today, he will train with us tomorrow and will play some part in the Middlesbrough game," McDonald told the News and Star.
"We watched him last season when the Faroes played Scotland and he scored against Italy.
"He was a handful with his size and we have decided to have a look at him. He will play 45 minutes at the most tomorrow, then we will sit down and have a chat with him.
"It is about whether he can adjust to English football and the tempo of it. He is an international and he scored against Italy, so he is no mug.
"He is six foot four which gives us something different to look at, and he's supposed to be quick as well, which is a combination you don't normally get."
Carlisle will also field an unnamed trialist in the Middlesbrough game.
Meanwhile, McDonald will make a decision on former Newcastle midfielder Martin Brittain this week.