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General Category => Brisbane Roar News => Topic started by: mellod on July 31, 2017, 09:30:20 AM

Title: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: mellod on July 31, 2017, 09:30:20 AM
Former Australia youth international Peter Skapetis is to trial with Brisbane Roar as he seeks to reignite a career stymied by back-to-back anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

After six seasons in England, which included spells with Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, the 22-year-old former South Melbourne junior is back on home soil and out to win a Roar deal for the 2017-2018 A-League season.

Skapetis looked to be on an upward trajectory when Mark Hughes signed him for the Potters in 2014.

But a ruptured ACL proved a significant setback, and his hopes of a breakthrough at the Britannia Stadium were cruelly crushed when lightning struck twice as he returned to action after the first rupture.

Skapetis went on to feature for Derby County's under-23's and was close to a deal at Championship club Cardiff City recently, but financial fair play rules intervened to deter Neil Warnock from signing him.

Renowned for his pace and power, Skapetis also had a stint with non-league Dover Athletic before opting to return home.

Having left for England at 16, Skapetis will now bid to force an A-League breakthrough, with John Aloisi having the first option for one of Australia's unluckiest youngsters.

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2017/07/31/luckless-skapetis-aims-open-roar-door-after-injury-hell?cx_navSource=related-side-cx#cxrecs_s (http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2017/07/31/luckless-skapetis-aims-open-roar-door-after-injury-hell?cx_navSource=related-side-cx#cxrecs_s)
Title: Re: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: BrynFC on July 31, 2017, 03:55:06 PM
Back to Back ACL's

be interesting how he goes
Title: Re: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: gooseman22 on July 31, 2017, 05:17:20 PM
Back to Back ACL's

be interesting how he goes
If we tape him and Corey Gameiro together, we should have a fully functional striker.
Title: Re: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: BrynFC on July 31, 2017, 05:59:14 PM
Back to Back ACL's

be interesting how he goes
If we tape him and Corey Gameiro together, we should have a fully functional striker.

that could work, but for how long  :)

I accepted that giving Corey another chance, was a risk, i think he's done his knee three times??  but i hope he restarts his footballing career.

But not sure about Peter, with the age of our squad, we should be minimising risk, not increasing it.







Title: Re: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: Finsta on August 01, 2017, 08:12:16 PM
Best of luck to the kid.. Obviously does have something about him if he was on the books in England.
Title: Re: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: mellod on August 06, 2017, 05:34:50 PM
Rumour that he will be offered a contract after the game against Peninsula Power: https://twitter.com/MrWalkerAgent/status/894060137907863552

I thought he looked quite good. Decent goal, full of running.
Title: Re: Peter Skapetis set to trial with Brisbane Roar
Post by: mellod on August 07, 2017, 07:51:11 AM
Marco now reporting the Skapetis will get the injury replacement spot Oxborrow was originally getting: http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/football/a-league/brisbane-roar-marquee-massimo-maccarone-waiting-on-visa-clearance-to-play-melbourne-victory-in-ffa-cup/news-story/fd09f4582bb184fa64a4cff1bd1c53a3 (http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/football/a-league/brisbane-roar-marquee-massimo-maccarone-waiting-on-visa-clearance-to-play-melbourne-victory-in-ffa-cup/news-story/fd09f4582bb184fa64a4cff1bd1c53a3)