Transfer news: Notts County look at Akwasi Asante after striker rejects Shrewsbury
Last Updated: 22/07/14 3:01pm
Notts County have taken former Birmingham striker Akwasi Asante on trial after he turned down a move to Shrewsbury Town.
Asante, who has previously spent time on loan at Northampton and Shrewsbury, turned down the chance to return to the New Meadow.
Now he is training with County, who are in need of striking reinforcements after striker Jimmy Spencer was ruled out for the season.
"We never in our wildest dreams thought we would be looking for a new number nine until the situation with Jimmy. That knocked us and we had to go back to the drawing board," said County boss Shaun Derry.
"But we are hopeful and optimistic we can get somebody in."