Ex-FC Gifu frontman Hiroki Huguchi, who spent a season and a half on loan at the club, has signed a loan deal with runaway J2 leaders Shonan Bellmare.

Talk about landing on your feet! But he looks like a good fit in the kind of attack that Bellmare coach Cho likes to put out. Higuchi is fast, mobile, willing to run all day and do some backtracking work. I assume he would play, if he does get to play, in one of the two “off the top” positions because Wellington is entrenched in that top striker spot.

Good luck to Higu – but I hope he doesn’t put one past his old club on September 23rd.