By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Sascha Studer has today signed for League Two club Mansfield Town.
Sascha, a 22 year old goalkeeper from Switzerland, began a trial two weeks ago which culminated in a debut appearance on UK soil on 22nd July against Leeds United. An impressive performance, keeping a clean sheet against the Championship club in a 2-0 victory, persuaded the Stags’ management to sign Sascha on an one year contract.
Sascha is well known in Switzerland for being the holder of an impressive record – in 2007, aged just 15 years and 6 months, he played 90 minutes in the Swiss first division for Aarau in a 1-1 draw away to Sion. He remains the youngest ever player to start a first division game in Switzerland. Sascha would go on to play 32 times for Aarau, and also enjoyed a number of loan spells, before signing in 2013 for Winterthur. He had long held ambitions to play in England, a dream which was realised after he was introduced to the Full Contact team by goalkeeper coach Fred Barber.
Dan Chapman, senior partner of Full Contact, said “Sascha is another talented goalkeeper that we are proud to represent, and in particular the process of bringing a good foreign player in to the English game is very exciting. Credit to Mansfield for being open minded enough to trial and believe in a player with no track record in this country, and for then assessing and having faith in his ability having worked with him for a few weeks. There are not enough clubs, particularly in the lower leagues in England, who take advantage of the fabulous array of talent that is around Europe and who are desperate for an opportunity to build a career and life in the UK.”
Lee Payne, head of Full Contact’s Football Agency team, said “For a 22 year old keeper, Sascha has a good amount of experience playing at a decent level mostly in Switzerland but also in Germany, and we were very confident that he could be a success in England. He will take a bit of time to fully adapt to the demands of the English game, which presents different requirements of a keeper than they face on the continent, but he has all the attributes. He kicks well, handles cleanly, and is vocal and confident. We hope he can go on to make a real impression on the Football League.”
All at Full Contact wish Sascha and Mansfield Town all the best for the coming season.
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