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Scunthorpe Winger Linked Again
Wednesday, 2nd Jun 2021 10:52

Town are again being linked with Scunthorpe winger Alex Gilliead, along with Huddersfield, Coventry and Sunderland.

Gilliead, 25, was previously mentioned in connection with the Blues and Blackpool in March by Football League World.

Now the same source claims the the Blues, Terriers, Sky Blues and Black Cats are all in talks with the wideman, who is out of contract this summer and expected to leave Glandford Park.

Gilliead, who plays primarily on the right, joined the Iron in the summer of 2019 and has made 86 starts and three sub appearances for the League Two club, scoring seven times.

The six-foot-tall County Durham-born wideman or striker started his career with Newcastle United and featured for England’s U16, U17, U18 and U20 sides while at St James’ Park.

During his time as a Magpies player he spent spells on loan at Carlisle, Luton and Bradford before moving to Shrewsbury on a two-year deal in the summer of 2018 before departing for his current club for an undisclosed fee a year later.

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CokeIsKey added 10:58 - Jun 2
I can't imagine Cook would tell Dobra to leave only to sign a 25-year-old who scored a single goal in league 2 all season. Has to be agent work here.

Oldboy added 11:13 - Jun 2
Can't see this one happening, but maybe as a support player.

Wallingford_Boy added 11:14 - Jun 2
A goal every 12 games for a winger/striker.... YES PLEASE!

ArnieM added 11:17 - Jun 2
The problem we will have is every time we are after a player who is also the subject of interest from Championship clubs, I’d say we have little or no chance of securing them, because what player in his right mind would plumb for a league one club when he could go to a championship club?

ShropshireBluenago09 added 11:28 - Jun 2
The fact Hurst signed him twice puts me off straight away.

GiroJim added 11:42 - Jun 2
No thank you, move on.

GTRKing added 12:10 - Jun 2
Who knows he might be good, I’d say give him a 1 year deal if we can get him on the cheap as not sure he is the answer if we get promoted but certainly a good League 1 player at most

Stu_Magoo added 13:38 - Jun 2
Blessed be the fruit.

BlueBlood90 added 13:39 - Jun 2
Another one of Paul Hurst's cronies from his Shrewsbury and Scunny days. No thanks.

NorthLondonBlue2 added 14:09 - Jun 2
Sigh, another rumour.

With the entire ITFC squad told to jog on, or told that they can jog on, we're going to get more links than LinkedIn.

ringwoodblue added 14:16 - Jun 2
There should be much better players available than this. It’s a No from me.

richardpaul added 14:41 - Jun 2
The question is Who is doing the linking of all these players Is someone throwing a dart at a list of names with the player hit the next to be linked

DaGremloid added 15:48 - Jun 2
There should be alarm bells clanging away here at the knowledge of Hurst's involvement with this player.

blues1 added 17:42 - Jun 2
So many idiots still on here. Let's all judge a player without actually knowing if hes any good or not? Probably the same fans who were slagging tyrone mings off as rubbish when we signed him. For heavens sake, let's give players a chance should they sign, not just write them off. Cant be that bad as a few clubs after him, including championship clubs.

blues1 added 17:44 - Jun 2
Arnie M. I get where you're coming g from. But I guess it could depend on whether they just want more money, or they want the best chance to play regular football. And id imagine, thatd be more likely at a lge1 club.

Monkey_Blue added 21:30 - Jun 2
This is the reality of being a league one team with a league one wage budget. Even if we sold £3m worth of players, that’s a couple of signings over 3 years at less than 10k a week if you add signing bonus and agent’s fees. The rest of the budget is going to be needed to replace the players who’ve been let go/can go for next to nothing.

wychyblue added 22:05 - Jun 2
Watched him a fair bit at Shrewsbury under Hurst ( godson was playing for STFC) . Nowhere neat good enough if we are to go forward . Move on

Linkboy13 added 17:12 - Jun 4
He's the sort of player we might have signed last season Monkey blue dont know if realise we've got new owners at the club with cash to splash around so what you are saying is absolute nonsense.

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