Former Morecambe striker on trial at Cheltenham Town

Former Morecambe striker Adam McGurk, who bagged five League Two goals last season, is currently on trial with managerless Cheltenham Town, reports Gloucestershire Live.

McGurk is a product of the Aston Villa youth set up, but made his way to Tranmere, Burton Albion, Cambridge and Portsmouth via a spell out of the EFL with Hednesford Town.

The 29-year old left the shrimpers at the end of last season and has been without a club since, but he’s now got a chance to impress at Whaddon Road.

The Robins are in the hunt for a striker after selling Mo Eisa and struggling for goals as a direct result.

McGurk has previously been on trial with Cheltenham, back in 2010, following his initial release by Aston Villa. Manager Mark Yates’ didn’t fancy him then and he joined Hednesford Town as a result.

The deadline for permanent signings for contracted players has passed, but deals for free agents and loans can be done until the August 31 cut off.

Our View

McGurk is a last roll of the dice by Cheltenham who are looking very short of the levels required in League Two. Selling Eisa was either going to make their season, or break it.

Four games in, without a manager and trialling a player who flopped at Morecambe last season, I’d say it broke their season. McGurk is in last-chance saloon with regards to the EFL and he needs this to work out to stave off the National League, or worse.

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