It seems that Sky Sports were on to something when they reported that former Bolton defender Paul Robinson was on his way to Toronto to try and work out a deal that would see him move to MLS. He was in training this morning along with a pair of other trialists as Paul Mariner continues to work to overhaul the club's roster.
Robinson was joined by Mexican defender Diego Cervantes and Bermudan forward Antwan Russell. Cervantes is a 27 year old centre back with a fair bit of experience having played for a number of clubs in Mexico's Primera Division. He has not played in as many games in recent seasons and spent a number of years going out on various loan deal. Now it seems the Mexican defender is no longer in the plans at CF America and is looking to move on to a new club. At nearly 6 feet 3 inches he would provide a strong physical option in the middle of the club's back four along with recently signed Darren O'Dea.
The third trialist is another face from Bermuda who will hope to impress and join Reggie Lambe and Freddy Hall who Mariner has already brought in. Antwan Russell is a 25 year old forward who has managed to collect a trio of caps for the Bermudan national team. His most recent club team was Bermuda Hogges in the USL Premier Development League which the same club that Freddy Hall played for.
The biggest name of the bunch is obviously Paul Robinson. The former Bolton leftback has been linked with Toronto FC for the past couple of weeks and now it seems that a move could be close to being completed. The 33 year old is primary a left back and would be looked to provide depth and leadership in a position that is currently quite shallow beyond Ashtone Morgan. He certainly would be the physical kind of player that Mariner seems to like and his experience playing in the Premier League against some of England's top clubs would be a bonus for TFC.