Powel fails in Hibs bid
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hibernian trialist Berry Powel has not manged to earn a contract with the club.
Hibernian trialist Berry Powel has failed to earn a contract with the Easter Road club.
The former Millwall striker has been training with the Hibs first team since last week, and was given a final opportunity to impress in Tuesday's pre-season friendly against Charlton.
The SPL side won the game 3-2 but Powel's lack of sharpness was evident.
He has now been told to return to his native Holland and regain his fitness, while Hibernian boss Tony Mowbray keeps tabs on him from afar.
"Berry will be on a flight back to Holland on Wednesday and at this moment we won't be offering him anything but we'll wait and see what develops," said Mowbray.
"He's been here a week or so and had three or four training sessions and two games and done all right.
"But it's unfair to judge him and we'll wait and see whether he comes back before the end of the transfer window.
"We'll keep an eye on him. He'll be able to get himself fit with a club in Holland and we'll both decide what to do before the window closes next month."
Charlton boss Iain Dowie, meanwhile, was disappointed with the way in which his team surrendered a two-goal advantage in Edinburgh.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and James Walker fired The Addicks into an early lead, only for Hibs to come storming back through Scott Brown (two) and Ross Campbell.
"We played well in the first half but we allowed Hibs too much time on the ball in the second half," said Dowie.
"They are only a few days from their season and that showed.
"Tony always wants his side to play football and they are a good little side. We knew it was going to be a testing game and that's why we came up here."