PAUL Sturrock hailed new defensive signing Miguel Comminges as "outstanding" following Tuesday night's 4-0 drubbing of SV Bad Ischl in Obertraun.

The Guadeloupe international did his chances of securing a League One starting berth no harm whatsoever with another effervescent performance in Town's second match on tour.

Comminges, a summer signing from second division French side Reims, continued his fine pre-season form which saw him catch the eye in wins over Supermarine and Cirecencester last week.

And his energy and enthusiasm has not gone unnoticed by the boss.

Sturrock said: "I thought Miguel was outstanding throughout the game and I think he could be a real asset to this football club.

"He can play right or left back so will give us an option."

Comminges first came to Sturrock's attention during a scouting mission to France towards the end of last season.

In the light of Tuesday's glowing reference from the boss, Town right back Jack Smith will need no reminding he has some fierce competition on his hands in the shape of the 25-year-old Frenchman.

Meanwhile, Sturrock remains undecided on triallist Guiema, despite the striker finding the net four times in his last three matches.

The Portuguese marksman grabbed a brace in Tuesday night's win to remind the man in charge that he could be worth a punt next season.

"We used this game tonight to take a look at the triallists and John Blackley and I will have a look at what we have seen," said Sturrock.

"Guiema has scored four goals in three games but we are trying to build a team for the first game of the season at Northampton Town.

"The triallists did okay and whilst it is difficult to judge, they didn't let themselves down.

"We need to assess whether they can handle the British side of the game and they need to adapt to our game if we are going to make a decision on them.

"Having another clean sheet is a positive for us though, and there were some competent performances."