Frank Demouge got his first taste of English football in the modest surroundings of Winchester. The big striker was double marked throughout his 45 minute appearance on a bone hard and bumpy pitch, but manager Paul Groves is expecting big things from Frank. Paul spoke to afcb.co.uk and said;
“It was a little bit of a baptism of fire for Frank. We would like to play him on slightly better surfaces and we can then give him better service. I felt though he was a handful for them in the way that he played. Frank is an adaptable player. He went to Winchester and ended up playing with his back to goal and having a good awareness of people around him, trying to set them up while also getting himself around the box when balls were played in. He has other attributes to his game that will be very different to what we saw.”
Frank was the last of the fit players to enjoy minutes on the pitch and Paul is fully aware of what a big step this is for the Dutchman.
“It’s a massive change for him. On a day to day basis with regards to his training regime, it is very different to Dutch football, but he can give us something different and he is an exciting prospect for us and he will be a threat.”