Bernard Set To Leave

Last updated : 17 November 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

... announcing Olivier Bernard was back at St James' Park.

He was released by Rangers in the summer, and although several clubs showed an interest, only Leeds United were prepared to give him a trial.

Roeder, on the other hand, gave him a contract without any trial period. And by the look of it, the move seems to have backfired, because there is talk of releasing him from his contract.

The French defender has had a strange career at the club. At one time he wanted to join West Ham, and even took Newcastle to court, and the court ruled in favour of the Magpies. But when he finally did get his way he joined Southampton and his career has gone down the pan ever since. This was seen as his big chance to get back to the Premiership, but three months since he signed he is STILL not match fit.