Early this evening, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) issued a press statement to the media pertaining the possible recruitment of players from the S.League clubs to beef up the injury-hit "Lions XII" squad in their commitment across the causeway during the transfer window in April.
It has been decided that Singapore representative in the Malaysia Super League will be likely to seek reinforcement from Courts Young Lions, the S.League side meant for development purpose instead from the other clubs.
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Astonishing results after four rounds of competition have placed perennial minnows Balestier Khalsa and Hougang United in second and third position respectively behind current league leaders Albirex Niigata could be the possible reason behind why no poaching of players from other clubs.
Said FAS General Secretary Winston Lee:"The 2012 Great Eastern-YEO’s S.League season has kicked off on a bright note for our clubs, and we want to avoid any unnecessary disruptions to the clubs for the rest of the season.
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"As for the possible transfer of players between the LionsXII and Courts Young Lions, the management from both teams will have to work out a transfer agreement." added Mr Lee in the same statement.
Even if the poaching of players go ahead, it would also have to deal with some issues, such as a number of local Young Lions players might be due for the National Service and school commitments that might hold them back.