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Ex-Blade trialist Jean-Francois 'no where near fit'

By Doug O'Kane, Sports Editor Friday 17th January 2014
Lecsinel Jean Francois playing for Barnsley under 21s against Coventry.

Haiti international defender Lecsinel Jean-Francois is in the middle of a two-week trial at Oakwell and played for the under 21s against Coventry on Monday.

 

The 27-year-old, who has played mainly at left-back in the past but was centre-back on Monday, worked with Wilson at Swindon Town and Sheffield United.

 

One of a series of injuries meant he missed the end of last season and was released by the Blades. He then had a trial at Bramall Lane last month but Nigel Clough decided not to sign him.

 

Wilson told the Chronicle : "He is no where near fit but his injury situation means that we can probably have a look at him for as long as we want within reason.

 

"I know him very well. He is strong, he can head the ball well and he has a very good left foot. I like Lecsi a lot. He has got limitations like everybody has but he is reliable."