Xavier Tomas joins up

The club can confirm the signing, subject to international clearances, of French central defender Xavier Tomas, 31, from Swiss club Lausanne for an undisclosed fee. Xavier is an experienced defender who has played in France, Greece, Israel and Switzerland. he has signed a one year deal. It is a further boost to the defence with skipper Michael Devlin out and recuperating from cruciate surgery, and with Ioannis Skondras having re-signed earlier in the week. Xavier will take squad number 5 when his signing is confirmed, but he is not involved in the squad for the EK match.