Naby closes in on pro contract

Naby Diallo is closing in on a dream professional contract with League One Swindon Town or Leyton Orient.

TALENTED local footballer Naby Diallo is closing in on a dream professional contract with League One Swindon Town or Leyton Orient.

The Weston midfielder is one of 22 players left in Samsung’s nationwide Win A Pro Contract competition, which attracted more than 5,000 entrants. Naby, 21, impressed at his quarter-final trial – an 11-a-side match held at Staines Town.

Naby said: “I was very pleased when I found out I’d got through. I didn’t play well in the first-half of the quarter-final so I wasn’t sure if I’d done enough. Luckily I played a lot better in the second half. I was more involved in the match and had plenty of the ball.

Naby’s brother, Ibrahima, also made the quarter-final of the competition but was not chosen for the next stage.


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Naby will now play in front of Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio and Orient boss Russell Slade at Swindon Town’s County Ground on December 16, kick-off 1pm.

The 22 players are battling it out to be among 11 players selected for the final against a Leyton Orient XI at the Matchroom Stadium in January.

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