Sunday, 21 March 2010


Croatian forward Mario Mijatovic could be a late answer to an number of problems of HNL1 sides. The 29 year old was top scorer with 4 goals with Austrian Bundesliga 2 side Lustenau, before leaving in the winter following the dismissal of fellow countryman Nenad Bjelica.

Mijatovic struggled in his early HNL1 career with Osijek and Slaven Belupo, but his form improved in Austria with Kottingbrunn leading him to LASK Linz where he scored 23 goals over three seasons. It would suggest that Mijatovic would be an ideal asset to any HNL1 looking to readdress their season.

Inter Zapresic continue to tap into the free agent market, but have struggled to find goals despite big name purchases of players such as Ilija Sivonjic and Guilermo Suarez. A move for Mijatovic may well improve their situation. Similarly Mijatovic's former clubs Osijek and Slaven Belupo have the money to move for the player after losing key forwards Karlo Primorac and Bojan Vrucina respectively in the winter. Youngster such as Josip Barisic, Ivan Milicevic, Vedran Niksic have failed to provide goals since the league resumed as they have dropped behind the leading pack. Slaven Belupo are similarly failing to find the goals from youngster Francis Tepuric and Matija Poredski and may benefit from turning to an experienced head.