Gradi blasts polemical Poles
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dario Gradi is glad to see the back of trial duo Marcin Kus and Antoni Lukasiew.
Dario Gradi admits he is glad to see the back of Polish trialists Marcin Kus and Antoni Lukasiew.
The pair had been on trial at Gresty Road, with Alex even reporting that they had concurred on a deal with Kus last week.
It has since transpired that Kus had already agreed to sign for Championship rivals QPR on loan and now Lukasiew appears set to follow suit and agree a deal with Millwall instead.
Gradi could not hide his frustration at the Poles' wrangling but admits he is looking forward to drawing a line under the protracted episode.
"The Poles have gone and in many ways I'm relieved that they have," Gradi told the club's official website.
"I was uneasy with it from the start and, when they kept delaying the proceedings, I thought that maybe these guys are not as straight as it seems.
"We are well out of it and I wasn't too surprised when the full back [Kus] turned up at QPR.
"We expect the centre half [Lukasiew] to go somewhere else too. We've been told Millwall but you never know."
Meanwhile, Gradi may face further frustration in the transfer market, if, as expected, a deal for Lincoln defender Gareth McAuley founders.
"I've tried to get hold of him but it has proved difficult," he added.
"I just want his version of events really because you never know. If he turns around and says 'look, I don't really want to come' then that's fine. If that is the case we will investigate other possibilities."