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Saints boosted by Guly signing

Saints have signed on loan striker Guly do Prado from Italian  Serie A side Cesena for a undisclosed fee. The long awaited transfer will see the Brazilian stay at St Mary’s on a two and a half year contract after confusion from some sources, one saying he had already signed at the beginning  of the transfer window with Richard Chaplow and one source saying Guly was going to return early from his loan to Italy.

Guly has scored 8 goals already this season and hopes for more

After the stress of the January transfer window, this is a much needed boost to the team and the fans after weeks of speculation about the possible departure of Chamberlain to the Premiership. Guly has been a regular first team player since the new year and scored 8 goals from 17 games. Guly has proved he can adapt to English football and seems to be improving every game. Guly said to the Official Southampton website  “The football, the fans, makes me happy to be here, and I’m very happy with the new contract. I’m enjoying working with the players and the manager too.”

Saints manager Nigel Adkins also added “We’re delighted. Obviously Guly’s come into the building, and as we’ve talked about, he’s been able to adapt to being in a different country and the culture that we have here.” He also added “He’s scored some good goals, and perhaps should have scored some more. He’s done magnificent, and has got a good partnership growing with Rickie Lambert, but more importantly he’s a part of the team that we’ve got.”

Striking partner Rickie Lambert also agreed with the gaffer that Guly and their partnership is improving as the weeks go on by saying “I think I am starting to understand how he plays and he is starting to understand how I play, as well as the rest of the team and the league itself.” He also said “Obviously it takes a bit of time for any partnership to work, especially when it’s a Brazilian who has been playing in Italy. To expect us to gel straight away would never work but we’re starting to look good now.”

This is a amazing boost just before Saints travel to Tranmere to push for the League 1 top spot after a disappointing nil-nil result against Notts County. Saints go into the game still unbeaten this year and hope that Tranmere wont be their boggy team again after last seasons late unbeaten streak was stooped at the Wirral. Goalkeeper Kelvin Davis believes its a different story this season saying “We’ve experienced it once before and been on the end of a performance and a defeat, so we’re going there with a mindset where we fully understand what’s going to be there and we’re looking to put ourselves into a positive position.”

Davis also seemed up beat about the signing of Guly saying “It’s credit to everyone at the club. He’s obviously put the work in on the training ground, and as a club, and as a squad, coaching staff and the manager, we’ve made him feel welcome, gone out of our way to help him, and he’s one of the lads now who fits right in.”

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  1. theamazingcliff

    22 January, 2011 at 20:17

    ok….maybe it didn’t boost our game……2-0 and Man U next week! Got to keep positive!!!!!

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