Coker earns Shrimpers deal
Bursaspor have signed French goalkeeper Sebastien Frey from
Genoa on a three-year contract, the Turkish club have
Frey, 33, joins the Super Lig outfit as a replacement for
ex-Liverpool keeper Scott Carson, who returned to England to sign
for Wigan earlier this month.
A two-time France international, Frey spent 15 consecutive
seasons playing in Italy after joining Inter Milan from Cannes in
1998. He made over 100 appearances for both Parma and Fiorentina
before joining Genoa on a free transfer two years ago.
A statement published on Bursaspor’s official website also
confirmed the signing of Argentinian defender Renato Civelli from
Nice on a two-year deal.
The 24-year-old left-back has been without a club since he was
released by Colchester in February but has featured in all of the
Shrimpers’ pre-season friendlies so far.
Boss Phil Brown told the club’s official website: “He’s done
really well since he’s come in on trial and really put a marker
“He has worked extremely hard and I think him and Anthony
Straker are starting to form quite a nice partnership on the
“Having Ben sign gives us options as Straker can drop back if
needed or Chris Barker can move to left-back. I’m delighted to have
signed Ben and I’m sure he’ll do very well.”
And Coker is looking forward to the proper action getting
“Pre-season has been tough work and I’m just delighted that I’ve
done enough to earn a contract,” he added.
“I’ve really enjoyed the last few weeks here and I’ve settled in
nicely. I’m just looking forward to the season getting underway