Plymouth trial Hungarians
By Juha Pal
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Plymouth Argyle have taken on trial a pair of Hungarian starlets.Skysports.com can reveal that Plymouth Argyle have taken on trial a pair of Hungarian starlets.
The promising duo, Mark Petnehazi and David Kocsis - both 16-years-old - have joined the Championship outfit from Grund 1986 FC.
Plymouth's youth team director Stuart Gibson has been in Hungary searching for fresh talent and has been pleasantly surprised by his discoveries.
''We don't have much money so that's why we want to breed young talent,'' Gibson told skysports.com.
''In the past two or three years we have been watching players from outside of England too.
''I'm not a typical English coach, I have a more European way of thinking.
''We are seeking talent, for example, in Sweden and now I'm here in Hungary.''
Plymouth already have one Hungarian in their ranks and it is the success of Akos Buzsaky and West Brom's Zoltan Gera that has alerted clubs to the emerging talent from a previously overlooked source.
''Akos is a very good player with good technical skills and he shoots very well,'' continued Gibson.
''He is the player for whom people buy tickets and our supporters always wanted and liked him too.
''He always arrives precisely for training and he's the last one who leaves the pitch.
''Buzsaky is like Beckham who practices free kicks after training.''
However, despite his admiration, Gibson is reluctant to confirm whether the club will be pursuing either Petnehazi or Kocsis.
''Petnehazi and Kocsis were interesting,'' he concluded.
''Mark has a good stature and technique although he has some points to improve, but that would not be impossible.
''Kocsis is great too but I'm not sure if he's better than our other attackers.
''It's not impossible that there'll be an official co-operation between Grund and Plymouth.''