Hamilton Accies take Armenian striker on trial
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Hamilton Accies will run the rule over Armenian striker David Arshakyan this week.
The 29-year-old, who has been capped once for the Armenian national team and also holds Russian citizenship, arrived in Scotland on Friday to start a week-long trial at New Douglas Park tomorrow.
Arshakyan is a free agent after being released by BKMA Yerevan in his homeland and will hope to do enough to impress Accies boss John Rankin to win a deal with the League One side.
The player has a wealth of experience across Europe, playing in Denmark, Russia and Lithuania. He also had a spell in the MLS, playing for Chicago Fire in 2016/17 where he made 17 appearances. His most prolific spell came for Lithuanian outfit FC Trakai, where he scored 24 times in 52 outings.
In recent years, appearances have been few and far between at Yerevan and FC Van, so he will hope Hamilton can help him reignite his career.
David Arshakyan will not be offered a deal at the League One club, following a short spell as a trialist
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19 OCT 2023
Rankin is delighted with that, but says Armenian striker Arshakyan, 29, wasn’t fit enough to be handed a contract.
“He’s away,” said Rankin. “He was in last Monday and last Thursday we made the decision that it would have taken him too long to be fit enough to be able to make an impact just now, so we just left it.