Wilson returns to Morecambe on trial

Jack Redshaw under pressure from former Shrimps man Laurence Wilson against Accrington.
Jack Redshaw under pressure from former Shrimps man Laurence Wilson against Accrington.

Former Morecambe left back Laurence Wilson is back training with the Shrimps.

The out of contract 27-year-old has linked up with Jim Bentley’s side after his departure from Accrington with a view to earning a deal.

Left back is an area that the Shrimps need to strengthen with Bentley admitting Wilson, who left the Globe Arena to join Rotherham in the summer of 2012, is an option.

No concrete deal for the man who made more than 100 Morecambe appearances is close however.

Bentley said: “Loz is out of contract and we know what he’s all about.

“We’re in need of a left back so it’s case of having a little look at him and it’s the same scenario with (former Fleetwood player) Alan Goodall at the moment.

“Loz was a good servant to the club last time around, he’s still a good age, he knows all the lads and is a likeable person so we’re having a look.”

As well as Wilson and Goodall the Shrimps are taking a look at departed defender Chris McCready’s younger brother Tom.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who came through the ranks at Everton, spent time training with the Shrimps last season after a spell in America and has joined up with the club again this week.

Bentley said: “Chris McCready came to see me and said he was coming home from America.

“He’s been out there for the last few years doing a degree and playing.

“He had a couple of options to stay out there but wanted to come back to England and he came in last season for a couple of years and impressed everyone and did well in a couple of reserve games.

“Again there’s no harm in looking and he could be a little rough diamond.”