Lodovico Secures Short Term Spearhead
Today the official Pogon Szczecin website confirmed the signing of Australian striker Dylan Macallister on a 6 month contract. Macallister has been brought in as a short term replacement for injured Marcin Robak.
This signings continues manager Sean-Paul Lodovico's tradition of signing short term backups to replace injuries rather than use an option at the club. Macallister follows in the footsteps of the likes of Angelo Charisteas and Alex Henshall and some believe Charisteas was even being considered as a backup rather than Macallister.
Dylan Macallister was born in 1982 in Sydney, Australia. He is a target man, much like Robak, with amazing heading skills as well as a brilliant knack for penalty kicks. A journeyman striker, he has played in multiple places over Europe, Asia and Australia and has 1 cap to his name for the latter.
With Robak injured for just 2-3 months, Macallister will likely be used swapping with Kuswik up front. Although not the most refined striker, Macallister is simply an influence in the box. Pogon coaches suggest that Kuswik may start games as the more technical player whilst Macallister will come on late to swing the match with his influence.
Macallister will have the rest of the winter break to prove himself before Pogon's league campaign resumes against Legia.