I’m not sure I can keep up with the pace of these new signings! Anyway, introducing….

Hiroyuki Sugimoto – previous club: Thespa Kusatsu

I mentioned in a previous blog post that I hoped that FC Gifu would improve their attacking options, and it looks like they have made a start, albeit a low key one. Sugimoto comes from Kusatsu having scored 2 goals in 4 seasons for the Gunma club, not exactly a stellar strike rate. Although to be fair, not many people scored goals for Thespa last year, as they scored only 31 goals in J2 (only Gifu had a lower count). He is coming off knee surgery, but he says that he is fully healed and ready to go. Maybe he just needs a change of scenery to kick his career into gear. Here’s hoping…..

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