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.
"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 didnt 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
"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 54" striker dearly as clubs that had been enquiring
about his availability invested elsewhere.
"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
"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
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.