Corazzin still figures in plans

Last updated : 30 January 2002 By Dave Moore
Athletic have reassured Carlo Corazzin that they don’t want to off-load him permanently. Corazzin was included in the list of 13 players recently made available, but they only felt he needed a loan spell. Some of the players concerned have already left and others will follow if they receive an offer.

But Corazzin, who was out with a double hernia when the news broke, is part of Wadsworth’s plans. Wadsworth said, “Anyone who can score goals is an important commodity. Carlo is definitely not a player we want to lose.”

Ironically, Corazzin’s injury may have done Athletic a favour as it stopped him from playing International football. The 30-year-old would have been called into Canada’s squad for the Gold Cup – a southern hemisphere European Championships – which is being contested in America this month.

Canada were surprise winners last time and Corazzin finished as the tournament’s top scorer. He missed 10 club games after his operation, but his return coincided with fellow strikers David Reeves and Allan Smart being ruled out.