Glasgow Targeted By Newcastle

Irving Ward
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Trinidad Express

Published reports out of Trinidad indicate that national striker Gary Glasgow is currently being pursued by Premiership strugglers Newcastle. The talented Richmond Kickers (A-League) striker was added to United's wanted list after being scouted by one of the team's management staff during his one week trial with Premiership rival club Sheffield Wednesday which ended earlier this week.

Ironically, Glasgow's trial at Wednesday was unsuccessful and he is now trying his luck at First Division club Manchester City.

Confirmation of Glasgow's move came from Richard Fakoory, manager of one of the player's former clubs, Superstar Rangers, and the man responsible for arranging the trial. "Gary (Glasgow) went over to Manchester today (yesterday) and had already had one session with them," Fakoory told the Express.

"He's expected to play in a closed door session with the team later on this week so we'll just have to wait and see what happens, but we feel optimistic that he'll get a contract." Fakoory added that Wednesday felt Glasgow was "six months away" from the level required to make it in the Premiership.

"While Wednesday felt he (Glasgow) was a young rising talent, they didn't think he was quite the type of player they were looking for just now. They therefore referred him and will look at other players. But if they don't get the player they are looking for they may still take him on." Glasgow however, had no intention of sitting around and waiting for Wednesday's call as there were other clubs interested.

The former Malick Secondary player's affairs, (while in England), are being handled by Mike Berry, the man who recently secured a contract for T&T goalkeeper Clayton Ince at First Division club Crewe Alexandra.

Speaking to the Express yesterday Berry seemed stunned by Wednesday's decision. "It surprised me because of Wednesday's current position in the Premiership. They're struggling at the bottom of the table and if you asked me they could very well be in the First Division next season, so the reason they used was rather strange."

Berry added that Glasgow could very well be snapped up by Manchester City as there was now particular interest in Trinidad and Tobago players in light of the recent signing of Ince and Nottingham Forest's declared interest in US-based compatriot Stern John. "Glasgow's a talented player," Berry ended "and I know he'll find a club. He just needs the chance to show his class."