“He will be very useful to us” * Squad nailed – otherwise…

Team building is over – except in a back seat.

Visby Roma now have the final piece of the puzzle in place.

Tim Bothén, 23, is on loan from Allsvenskan Kalmar HC.

– He will be extremely useful to us, says sports director André Lundholm.

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Visby Roma had a tough preseason and began match play with three fights – and three losses – against SHL teams.

This weekend they suffered a setback against KRIF (0-5), but came back strong the next day and beat new team Allsvenskan Kalmar HC (see additional photo here) after penalties.

And now comes even happier news.

They are strengthening the defense with a little more than two weeks to go until the first.

Full-back Tim Bothén is on loan from Kalmar, where he has fallen a little down the hierarchy.

– It’s a very good return, in both directions. He’s not the biggest in the world but he’s strong and fit. He is good on the blue line and on the power play. He was one of Kalmar’s best in the playoffs last year. It feels good, it will be very useful to us, says sports director André Lundholm on the Hela Gotland website.

Tim Bothén, who has played over 200 league games, was recruited to Kalmar from KRIF midway through the season last year, had a strong end to 2023 and gained great confidence during playoffs and qualifying series.

At Visby Roma, Bothén – who has Halmstad as his parent club – now finds Melker Iversen, a new Hammers striker.

The loan contract is written “for the moment”.

And even if the squad is now complete, André Lundholm is not closing the door because other things can happen in the future.

– I discovered that with this reinforcement we only exceeded last year’s budget. This is not something we are actively pursuing at the moment, but it could happen later in the season, says sports director Hela Gotland.

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Lucas Jidenius, one of the many new arrivals at Visby Roma. PHOTO: LEIF HELLERIN


Sebastian Andersson (mv, Grästorp)

Emil Grimlund (born, Oskarshamn J20)

Nils Bolin (born, Väsby)

Wille Bärehag (born, Köping)

Anton Johansson (born, Troja Ljungby)

Lucas Jidenius (born, KRIF)

Karl Påhlsson (born in Halmstad)

Melker Iversen (born, Halmstad)

Robin Liljekvist (born Boden)

Tim Bothén (born, Kalmar HC)

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