STEPHAN MORLEY ON TRIAL
MANSFIELD KEEN ON BRAKES DEFENDER
Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division club Leamington's defender Stephan Morley has attracted interest from Blue Square Bet Premier side Mansfield Town.
Leamington agreed to a request from Mansfield for Morley (pictured) to train with them and he did this for a couple of days this week.
Morley will be back at the New Windmill Ground for training on Thursday evening.
Jacob Blyth also played for Birmingham City Reserves for a second time when he played against Walsall Reserves on Tuesday morning. He will also be at the NWG for training on Thursday and both players will be available for selection against Chippenham Town on Saturday.
Morley is left playing a waiting game after Mansfield trial
Brakes left-back Stephan Morley is hoping his trial at Mansfield Town will lead to the offer of a professional contract.
warwickcourier.co.uk, Friday 27 January 2012
BRAKES left-back Stephan Morley is one step nearer to realising his dream of becoming a full-time professional after spending the early part of the week on trial at Blue Square Premier side Mansfield Town.
Morley is one of a number of players who have been invited down to Field Mill in the last couple of weeks and, with loan signing Kieran Freeman having left Stags to return to parent club Nottingham Forest, manager Paul Cox is known to be in the market for a permanent left-back.
The 24-year-old has been an impressive performer at the New Windmill since joining from Hinckley in October 2010 and has already clocked up 65 appearances for the club
He has also weighed in with some crucial goals, including the second-half strike which earned Brakes a point at home to Oxford City last weekend.
“I've been down to training and we're seeing how it goes,” said Morley.
“I've settled in well and know a couple of lads from being at Kettering.
They're after a left-back and hopefully something will come of it.”
Morley is well known to Mansfield Town assistant boss Micky Moore, who was formerly in charge of Solihull Moors, but the former Rugby Town defender said he has also benefited from the hype surrounding Brakes striker Jacob Blyth.
“I've been lucky,” said Morley, who currently works for his dad. “Clubs have been coming to watch Jacob and I've been doing well and teams have noticed.
“I've had interest in the last few seasons, but it hasn't been worth it with combining work and football.
“But obviously Mansfield are a bigger club and if they offered me something I'd probably take it.”
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