Dale advance Sturrock talks
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rochdale are optimistic they can agree a deal to sign trialist Blair Sturrock.Rochdale are optimistic they can agree a deal to sign trialist Blair Sturrock.
The striker has spent almost a fortnight training with the League Two side and arrived at Spotland with a view to claiming a deal.
Sturrock's displays in training and pre-season friendlies have impressed manager Steve Parkin to sufficiently warrant an offer.
The 24-year-old took the eye in Rochdale's clash with Huddersfield Town on Saturday and Parkin is now trying to thrash out personal terms with Sturrock.
"Blair Sturrock worked hard when he came on and he is different to the type of front men we have," Parkin told the club's official website.
"He was unlucky not to have scored but he was bright and alive and I'll be speaking with him later and hopefully we can do something about signing him."
Sturrock is chasing a new club after leaving Kidderminster Harriers following their relegation from the Football League at the end of last season.
One player that will not receive a deal at Spotland is former Blackpool defender Leam Richardson following a pre-season trial with the League Two club.