"He has looked very good.." outgoing Sheffield Wednesday youngster impressing on trial in Scotland

One of the many Sheffield Wednesday players looking for a new club looks to be making an impression on trial in Scotland.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 9:09 am

Isaac Rice, who spent time training with the Owls first team last season and made his debut as a late substitute in the FA Cup win over Exeter City back in January, is spending time with Dunfermline Athletic.

The 20-year-old lifted the PDL2 National Championship as under-23 captain at Wednesday in 2017 and made the bench for a Yorkshire derby with Leeds in October 2018.

Scottish second tier side Dunfermline, who were Lee Bullen’s first club, have had the youngster on trial.

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Outgoing Sheffield Wednesday youngster Isaac Rice is on trial at Scottish second tier side Dunfermline.

And speaking to the Dundee Courier, Pars manager Peter Grant said he had been impressed by Rice’s efforts.

“Isaac is up [in Scotland] and he has looked very good in training,” he said.

“We have been delighted with the way that he has gone about his business. He has given himself the best chance with the shape he is in, and shown that hunger to get up here.

“We know that [centre-back] is a position that we need to strengthen. I also like balance if possible, with a left-footer on the left-hand side – and they are not easy to come by. Isaac comes into that bracket.

“It is up to him to grab that, he has got the opportunity, he is in the building,” he added. “I know his footballing ability is there. You just need to see what he is like in the group; what is he like as a character? Does he mix with everyone?”

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