Lancaster boss Peacock excited by Spanish prospect

Darren Peacock with assistant boss Trevor Sinclair. Picture: Tony North
Darren Peacock with assistant boss Trevor Sinclair. Picture: Tony North

Darren Peacock admits to being excited about the potential of Lancaster City’s new Spanish addition.

Trialist Antonio LaFuente impressed during the first 45 minutes in the 5-1 defeat to Barrow on Wednesday night.

The winger, from Madrid, is living and working in Lancaster and is understood to have played at a good standard in Spain.

City boss Peacock said: “He asked us for a trial and has trained with us two or three times now.

“He played for the reserves for 45 minutes on Tuesday night and then he started against Barrow and I thought he did very well.

“Fitness is always going to be a problem for the lads coming in on trial.

“But he’s very willing and hopefully he’s going to give us something different when he’s match fit.

“Even though he tired you could still see he wanted to do things right and get back into position.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing him on board.”

Another new face at the club is former Farsley Celtic full back Michael Aspin who also caught the eye against Barrow.

Peacock is now looking for a couple more additions to complete his squad ahead of the Evo-Stik First Division North opener at Burscough on August 15.

The Blues boss said; “He might be a bit short of fitness but that’s what pre-season is about.

“He’s a former Blackburn scholar who wants to play football like we do.

“We’re looking to bring in a few more over the next couple of weeks, certainly before the league kick-off.”
One player who could leave the club is Sam Bailey after the former Bolton youngster played as a trialist for rivals Kendal Town in their defeat to Morecambe on Tuesday night before returning to be part of the squad against Barrow.

Peacock said: “I need to speak to Sam, there was too much happening with the game against Barrow to sit down.

“I’m slightly surprised but I did know about it before.

“It would have been nice to get a heads up from Sam but we need to speak and then we can move on.

“It’s not about individuals, it’s about the team and whatever’s right for the club.

“I’ll speak to Sam as and when we can and see what the situation is.”