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NEWS REPORT: Danish EHF Cup participants Skjern Håndbold have signed former Rhein-Neckar Löwen and AG København winger Thomas Bruhn for the rest of the season.
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Skjern sign former Bundesliga winger

The 32-year-old right winger, whose latest club was Danish league club Mors Thy Håndbold, actually ended his career in the summer of 2013, but as Skjern's young talent in the right wing position,19-year-old Jesper Dahl, tore his cruciate ligament in the late autumn and was sidelined for the rest of the season, the club offered Bruhn and contract valid until this summer.

“Looking ahead at 25 matches during the spring season, we would be too vulnerable with René Rasmussen as our only option in the right wing position, and Thomas is the perfect stand-in with a lot of experience from top clubs,” Skjern's head coach Ole Nørgaard explained towards Skjern Håndbold's website.

“Actually, I was fed up with handball, and we had our third child arriving, when I ended my career last summer. It would take an offer from an absolute top club to get me back on the court. However, when the approach from Skjern came, the spark was there again immediately,” Thomas Bruhn said.

“The fact that Skjern play in Europe and are in the race for the medals in the national league also meant a lot to my choice,” he added.

At present, Skjern are second in the Danish league, and in the EHF Cup phase which starts in February, they are in Group B, where their opponents will be Montpellier Agglomeration HB from France, HC Zomimak-M from FYR Macedonia and Sporting CP from Portugal.

TEXT: Peter Bruun / br