Could ex-Leeds lad Kandol join Carole at Manse Lane?

8th September 2007.'Leeds United v Hartlepool United, Pictured Leeds United's Tresor Kandol, feeling the squeeze of Hartlepool's Ritchie Humphreys, left, and Godwin Antwi.
8th September 2007.'Leeds United v Hartlepool United, Pictured Leeds United's Tresor Kandol, feeling the squeeze of Hartlepool's Ritchie Humphreys, left, and Godwin Antwi.

He’s already bagged an ex-Elland Road first teamer, now Brian Davey is waiting to see if another joins him at Knaresborough Town.

Davey has revealed forward Tresor Kandol has been training with the first team.

The 30-year old Congolese international won’t play in Saturday’s trip to Clipstone Welfare in the NCEL Premier Division, but the gaffer hopes he joins pal Seb Carole on the books in the coming weeks.

It will be another major coup for the club who moved up to second in the division this week after Tuesday’s superb 3-0 victory away at Rossington Main.

“It would be a great signing,” said Davey.

“He’s been down to training, I think it trebled the amount of numbers down there. We had a chat with him, it was just nice to have him down, so we’ll just have to see how it goes.

“The funny thing is, everyone thinks that Seb Carole is on £10,000 to play down here, he’s not, he’s on a £10 win bonus just like everyone else.”

Kandol would certainly boost Davey’s attacking options with games coming thick and fast now.However, the side haven’t been short of goals recently. Last week’s 6-0 thrashing of Askern Villa in the League Cup showed ‘Boro’s attacking capabilities. They did draw a blank in the league against Askern on Saturday, going down 1-0, but that was quickly forgotten three days later at Rossington.

First half goals by Matty Duerden and Paul Eagling put ‘Boro’ in the ascendency. Dan Clayton’s breakaway goal in the second period sealed the points. Davey knows it’s early days, but is happy with one glance at the league table.

“It was just great to get our first win under our belt,” he continued.

“We’ve played three different teams now in the league and we’ve competed with every one. I think we were a little bit unlucky on Saturday against Askern, we had six or seven shots, put all the pressure on them, I think they had two shots and scored with one of them.

“We’ve got four points from three games. Looking at Appleby Frodingham from last season, they only got eight points all season, so we’re halfway there in that respect.”

As for Clipstone, it really is a step into the unknown.

“I think it’s somewhere near Mansfield, that will take about 15 hours to get there,” joked Davey. “We don’t know a lot about them, but it will be another tough game I’m sure.”

The Reserves start their West Yorks Division Two journey at home to Rothwell Town (2.30pm) on Saturday. They visit Barwick on Wednesday (6.15pm ko).