Ziedins com­ing back for an­other sea­son

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

PHAN­TOMS have taken a big step to­wards re­demp­tion by sign­ing Lat­vian for­ward Maris Ziedins for the com­ing sea­son.

For­mer Olympian Ziedins was one of the few bright spots dur­ing a mis­er­able 2009-10 cam­paign scor­ing 37 goals de­spite the fact Phan­toms strug­gled to make an im­pact on the English Premier League un­der Doug Ir­win.

First signed by Phil David back in 2008, the tre­ble win­ner has be­come hugely pop­u­lar at the Peter­bor­ough Arena and is a player many hope new coach Cur­tis Cruick­shank will value as highly as his pre­de­ces­sors.

But judg­ing by Cruick­shank’s com­ments in the wake of the deal, be­ing un­der­val­ued will not be a prob­lem for Ziedins next sea­son.

Cruick­shank said: “Al­though I have not per­son­ally had the plea­sure of see­ing ‘Z’ play, ev­ery­one I have spo­ken to says he is a joy to watch.”

“He will be re­lied upon for his skill and of­fence but will also pro­vide us with a well­rounded game that al­lows me to play him in any sit­u­a­tion. I hope with our style of play to al­low ‘Z’ to cre­ate and use his po­ten­tial to the fullest.

“I have heard noth­ing but good things about his char­ac­ter and he is ex­tremely well re­spected through­out this league and es­pe­cially in our locker room - where it re­ally mat­ters.

“This is an­other star that we have added to our lineup and I could not be more pleased. As I said be­fore, play­ers like Ziedins stay­ing with Phan­toms speaks vol­umes about the or­gan­i­sa­tion and fans who sup­port it. I am proud to be a part of that and hope­fully bring suc­cess.”

Phan­toms ex­pect to make more trans­fer an­nounce­ments over the next few weeks.

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