Duffers’ Diaries: Exits give chance for others to shine

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Not got much room to write in this week so I’d better be concise, which some will say would make a change!

Evandro Rachoni’s exit was one of the big bits of news to come out of Ilkeston this week.

Rachoni is a likeable fellow and someone dedicated to his game. There were times when he had a few hearts in mouths during his time at Ilkeston and for many the jury was still out as to how valuable he was, but he certainly played a good part and as the globetrotting player eparts to another country, namely Germany this time, I’m sure all will wish him well.

Jamie Hannis came in and had an encouraging game at Rushall and will have given Andy Watson food for thought. As Watson says, it’s important not to do too much with these young lads too soon, but if you’re good enough, you’re old enough and Hannis has every right to want to make the number one shirt his own.

The draw at Rushall wasn’t the worst result on paper, especially having been two goals behind with 17 minutes left. Certainly omething to build on this weekend.

After I wrote this column for the printed version of the Advertiser, the Lewis Walker transfer to Derby was finalised.

It’s another fantastic move for one of Ilkeston’s young starlets and whilst, once again, a big club’s gain is very much Ilkeston’s loss, long-term it might not be seen that way if Walker goes on to fulfil his potential.

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