Gas get goalie Mildenhall
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:22:00
New Deportivo La Coruna coach Domingos has stressed the need for total commitment from everybody at the club if the Galician outfit are to avoid an immediate return to the second division.
The 43-year-old former Braga and Sporting Lisbon boss was officially presented by Depor today after being named last night as the replacement for the sacked Jose Luis Oltra.
Domingos takes over a Depor side lying three points adrift of safety at the foot of the Primera Division standings and with just two wins to their name all season, but the new man is optimistic about the challenge facing him.
"For me it's a source of pride to coach Depor and to try and do a good job here. I accepted because I'm convinved that I can help Depor," he said.
"I'm determined to try and do what everybody is desiring, the club, the fans and the players, which is to do better and more than up until now.
"It's important for Depor to stay in the Primera and for this we must have the commitment of everybody, because it's a tough and difficult job, although it's one that I like and that's why I'm here."
The ex-Porto and Portugal striker, who has been put in charge until the end of the season, faces a tough first match in charge on Saturday when Depor play host to fourth-placed Malaga.
Domingos is well aware he does not have long to find his feet at the Riazor.
He said: "We know that to get out of this situation we need to win the upcoming games, starting with Malaga.
"I still haven't been with the players but tomorrow we will talk about how to face the next game. We will do it with calm and with the objective of winning. Will I make changes? I'll be able to decide by Saturday and then you'll see."
The 25-year-old, the Dons' player of the year last season, was taken off on a stretcher during the first half of the 3-1 win at Dundee on Saturday.
"It was very upsetting to find that Andy had a broken leg after the game," Brown told RedTV.
"It looked very serious at the time of the accident, and it was an accident. Sometimes the tackle has been violent or malicious, I'm most certain it wasn't that.
"Andy was very unfortunate and he went to Ninewells Hospital. Archie (Knox, the assistant manager) and I went in last night, but unfortunately he hadn't come back from the operating theatre."
Brown spoke to Considine on the phone last night and the operation was a success.
"Ryan Jack (who broke his leg in October) this morning was starting to run and train with us," Brown added.
"It will be a delight when I see that starting to happen in a few months with Andy Considine."
Considine is expected to miss most of the rest of the season.
The 24-year-old former Bradford man has been released from his contract and is now a free agent and reportedly heading for Fleetwood.
Evans joined the Millers in 2011 and made 49 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals, but has found first-team opportunities limited in recent months.
Manager Steve Evans said: "Gareth is a real good professional and deserves to be playing football but given the strength of our current squad, added to what we'll do in January it was best for all if he was allowed progress his career somewhere else."
The Swindon-born shotstopper, who made nine appearances for the Iron in his stay at Glanford Park, becomes the club's third loan signing of the day after Tom Hitchcock and Colchester midfielder John-Joe O'Toole also joined.
Mildenhall, 33, started his career at Swindon and has since played for the likes of Notts County, Oldham, Yeovil and Southend.
Rovers manager John Ward told the club's official website: "We are delighted to have a goalkeeper with Steve's experience on board.
"Given our current league position, I felt that we needed some experience in that position. I know Steve and I am grateful to his manager at Millwall, Kenny Jackett, for allowing him to join us."
The club confirmed that they hope to extend Mildenhall's emergency loan until the end of the season early in the new year.