Marvin set to stay at Aldershot
Aldershot Town striker Marvin Morgan is set to see out the final year of his contract with the League Two club despite Colchester’s United interest in his signature.
ALDERSHOT Town striker Marvin Morgan is set to see out the final year of his contract with the League Two club despite Colchester’s United interest in his signature.
The EADT understands that U’s boss John Ward did make enquiries about the 6ft 4in forward after he made an impressive goal-scoring showing in Colchester’s 2-1 defeat at The Shots in pre-season recently.
However, Aldershot – who made the play-off semi–finals last season – have decided that they would rather keep their key man for another promotion push and risk losing him for nothing next summer instead of than selling him in a cut price deal now.
With fellow League One clubs Peterborough, Swindon and Tranmere also reported to be interested in Morgan’s signature following his 16-goal haul last season, the ambitious forward is keen to progress up the Football League ladder.
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However, for now he is willing to give that at least one last go with Aldershot knowing that should that fail he would be a free agent in a strong bargaining position this time next year.
Born in Manchester, Morgan is one of a number of players – including U’s midfielder John-Joe O’Toole – to progress through the ranks at non-league side Wealdstone. He scored regularly at semi-pro level before being signed by Aldershot on their return to the Football League in 2008.
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U’s boss Ward refuses to comment on specific transfer speculation, but did say: “There have been a lot of phone calls this week and there have been some nos, some maybes and some call me backs.
“There are a couple of on-going things and we’ll keep trying to do something before the weekend.”