Jasperson sets his sights on Cougars

BREAKING into the Frenchville Sports Club Cougars soccer squad is proving a big challenge for Southside United defender Aaron Jasperson.

Jasperson's 2004 representative season ended at this time last year with a dislocated knee during Cougars' pre-season training and this year he is battling cramping problems as the State Cup draws closer to kick-off next month.

Cougars coach Justin Kilshaw still rates Jasperson under an injury cloud with the talented young player struggling to complete sessions.

Kilshaw announced a new-look Cougars squad at Thursday night's training run at Rockhampton's Elizabeth Park.

There are 12 new faces in the 20-man squad.

"There's more versatility in this squad,'' Kilshaw said.

The number one goalkeeper's position is still up for grabs with Frenchville's Ben Blacker and Clinton's Roger Bailey in contention.

The Cougars' first trial game is on October 15 at Rockhampton's Ryan Park agaisnt Brisbane club Taringa Rovers.

Cougars 2005 squad ? Roger Bailey, Chris Hill, Cameron Draper, Craig Porter, Matt Carrigg, Kenton Robertson, Roy Bob, Tristan Fraser, Lee Veenhoven, Michael Steere, Nick Barker, Chris Griffin, Aaron Jasperson, Clayton Rowland, Tim Hickey, Ben Blacker. Shadows: Lindsay Dean, Scott Woodford, Ben Parker, Marco Radovanovic.



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