Burley confirms Vignal trial
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
George Burley is happy to hand Gregory Vignal the chance to return to England.Southampton boss George Burley is happy to hand Gregory Vignal the chance to clinch a return to England.
The French full-back is available on a free transfer from Lens, having also spent a chunk of last season in Germany with Kaiserslautern.
Vignal will spend a fortnight training with Saints, and the former Liverpool and Portsmouth defender is keen to come back to English football.
Burley admits the 25-year-old's career has nosedived of late and will give him an opportunity to press his claims for a deal at St Mary's.
"He will be here for a couple of weeks so we can have a look at him," said Burley on the club's official website.
"He was rated one of the top young French players when he came to England and he has been at a lot of top clubs, but he has maybe lost his way a bit.
"He's keen to come back to this country and has come here to prove himself."