Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Nobby Is Ready for Bow with Benfield; STL NORTHERN LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Nobby Is Ready for Bow with Benfield; STL NORTHERN LEAGUE

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Byline: MALCOLM PRATT

NOLBERTO SOLANO could make his bow as coach with Newcastle Benfield this weekend when they meet Sunderland RCA in a Wear-Tyne derby at Meadow Park. Former Newcastle star Solano was recently appointed first-team coach at Benfield, although he is still registered as a player with Hartlepool United.

"Nobby has been to a couple of training sessions and the response from the players has been brilliant," said Benfield boss Alu Bangura. "His involvement has given us all a lift. Never in a thousand years did I think that someone of Nobby's experience would be involved with Benfield."

Although Benfield are in mid-table, Bangura believes that they still have a lot to play for and that Solano can help them to win silverware.

Benfield meet Team Northumbria in the semi-final of the Sage Northumberland FA Senior Cup and play North Shields in the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup.

"We are out of the running for league honours but Nobby could help us in our quest to win the two cup competitions," said Bangura. …

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