Squirrels forward / attacking midfielder Alison has left the club just weeks into the 2007 season. The Brazilian made two brief appearances as a substitute in the Gamba Osaka and FC Tokyo games to add to his eight showings towards the end of 2006. He scored one goal in his Omiya career.
Meanwhile, former captain Seiichiro Okuno picked up a leg injury in training on Monday that has forced him out of contention for three weeks. What with Leandro also unavailable due to injury, Robert Verbeek is immediately down to the bare bones as regards central defenders. It is presumably likely that Yosuke Kataoka and Daisuke Tomita will continue to fill those roles in Sunday's Nabisco Cup game against Kashiwa Reysol.