Date: 2nd November 2006 at 10:17am
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Patrick Dimbala looks set to extend his trial period at Dean Court. The Daily Echo have reported that he has impressed in training this week and he will be asked to stay on a little longer.

Notes on Dimbala…

The 24 year old has recently been in Holland with Willem II.

Willem II coach Dennis van Wijk described Dimbala when he initially joined the club…

‘Dimbala can play as a deep striker or from the right side. He is not a real finisher, but he is a type of player that Willem II haven’t got yet.

‘He is a quick player, who alternates good moments with bad moments, and in the past he was seen as a big talent.’


Dimbala joined the Dutch side on the 10th October but was released. During the summer Dimbala was also on trial at Oldham where he scored a couple of goals for League One team’s reserve side.

The forward holds a Belgian passport and has previously played for Belgian sides Eendracht Aalst, AA Gent, KV Kortrijk and Excelsior Mouscron.

In 2002 Dimbala scored against Sunderland when Peter Reid took his side on a pre-season tour of Belgium.

Cherries Manager Kevin Bond told the BBC

‘I’ve only seen him for 45 minutes and I want to assess him for the rest of the week. He did well today and certainly didn’t look out of place.’

When asked if he could be the man to replace Leon Best, Bond replied…

‘if he equips himself well’.