|MICHAEL MANCIENNE |
First impressions are mixed based on their disappointing display against Borussia Dortmund in the opening league fixture last Friday. Given time and patience though, as well as some degree of effort on the part of Mancienne, the centre-back could play himself into the conscience of the Hamburg fans, as well as Fabio Capello.
|MARK DONINGER |
One of a gaggle of Englishmen at the club, Doninger has excelled in midfield, driving attacks well and scoring regularly. At the time of writing, the 21-year-old has scored seven times in 14 league appearances. Would a move back to England be of interest to him? A lot depends on if clubs back home are actually aware of his displays.
|SCOTT CARSON |
Carson will be the first-choice goalkeeper and after a solid start for his new club in the Europa League, it is safe to assume he is starting to settle. He would be wise to note the experiences of another former England international in the country though: Darius Vassell was evicted from his hotel over unpaid bills whilst playing for Ankaragucu in 2009-10.
|MICHAEL WEIR |
|CHRIS DICKSON |
After some behind-the-scenes politicking over the summer, Dickson finds himself back at the club and set to continue his consistently good form in front of goal. Although lacking fitness compared to the rest of his team, he has already made a positive impression in pre-season friendlies. It bodes well for Dickson, Constantine and Salamina.