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Ducros Moves To Nuneaton

Andy Ducros, Nuneaton Borough Former Coventry City striker Andrew Ducros has emerged from a summer of disappointment determined to kick start his footballing career.

The 21-year-old was released by the Sky Blues at the end of last season and looked set to sign a contract with first division Bristol City but then things started to go wrong.

Ducros explains:

"I went to Ashton Gate and was all set to sign for Bristol City when they reported back to pre-season training on 1 July.

"What I didn’t realise was that the club was relying on a merger with the local rugby club for the money to make new signings, and when that fell through so did my deal.

"The worst thing was that I did not know I was not needed until the day before I was supposed to be signing."

That delay cost the 5’4" striker dearly as clubs that had been enquiring about his availability invested elsewhere.

He said:

"Hull, Carlisle and Scunthorpe all rang me over the summer and asked me about signing for them but I told them I was committed to signing for Bristol.

"As soon as I found out that was not going to happen I rang them all back but they had made alternative arrangements."

The only league club continuing their interest in Ducros were Luton Town, but they only wanted to sign him after he had completed a one-month trial, something which did not interest him.

"Luton wanted me to sign for a month but Nuneaton Borough had approached me and they were offering a two-year deal which I decided to accept.

"Hopefully if I start playing well for them then I might get a chance to move on to a bigger club but ideally I would like to get back into the league with Nuneaton Borough."

The signing is a major coup for Borough manager Brendan Phillips, Ducros will be just 22 years old next month and has Premiership experience under his belt.

Ducros got off to a flying start on Saturday scoring both goals in Borough's 2-1 opening Conference win over Hayes.

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