Date: 20th July 2008 at 2:46pm
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Former Chelsea & Leeds United striker Tore Andre Flo has been released by the club after a brief trial, Vital Dons understands.

Flo was given a chance to impress new manager, and former Chelsea team-mate, Roberto Di Matteo, during a string of training sessions at Woughton last week. However, Flo is believed to have left without impressing the coaching staff.

He didn’t even secure an opportunity to shine yesterday when the Dons took on Reading in their first pre-season friendly. Fellow trialists Florian Sturm and Dean Morgan did feature.

Flo, however, was in action for Chelsea at the London Masters, where his side, former regional champions for the last five years, crashed out early on.

The former Norwegian international was in demand by the Vital readership, after our poll results showed he would be a popular signing.

We asked, ‘Tore Andre Flo…Yes Please Or No Thanks?’ and a hefty 75% said they would like to see the striker in action for the club.

However, it seems Di Matteo was in the minority of 25% who felt his services were not needed. Morgan, a fellow striker, also failed to impress when introduced yesterday, which still leaves Di Matteo with a striker headache ahead of the new campaign.

He also has a fight on his hands to keep goalkeeper Willy Gueret, and has resigned to losing captain Keith Andrews after the club’s decision to transfer-list the midfielder yesterday.


4 Replies to “MK Dons – Flo No-Show”

  • Some suggestions that he wasn’t actually on trial after all, just getting fit for the Masters. Make your own minds up on that one.

  • We may only be league 1, but we can do better than dragging strikers out of retirement on the basis of their long-gone reputations rather than current abilities. Surely we should be courting the top strikers from last year’s League 2? There were several that came to stadium MK and troubled us.

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