Former Portsmouth, Mansfield Town, Grimsby Town, Notts County, Barnet, Wycombe Wanderers and Boston United midfield and defensive utility man, Gary Silk, is set to link up with the Imps and his former manager David Holdworth this week.
Gary spent three seasons at the Stags, two of which were under Holdsworth’s stewardship. He was player of the season in 2010 and played over a hundred games in what was arguably a dark period for Mansfield with money short and even a lock out from the stadium, as ownership issues persisted. The Grimsby duo made him their first summer signing last term but injury restricted him to just 24 appearances and he was released this May.
Silk is known as a right back, but can play on the right or centre of midfield. He has a good delivery and great array of passing and certainly has a well-timed, tasty challenge on him. With Holdsworth looking primarily for a centre-back Silk will certainly have to go some to impress the manager and grow a couple of inches as he is just 5′ 9″. He could be willing to come in on non-contract terms given the free agent is at a loose end with just three weeks to go before the season starts.
|Full name||Gary Lee Silk|
|Date of birth||13 September 1984 (age 27)|
|Place of birth||Newport, Isle of Wight|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|2003–2004||→ Barnet (loan)||1||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Wycombe Wanderers (loan)||22||(0)|
|2006||→ Boston United (loan)||14||(0)|
Luke Medley, the former Tottenham Hotspur trainee has arrived on loan from Kidderminster Harriers until January 1st with a view to a permanent deal. The young forward potentially has it all, Luke is powerful, very very pacey and takes no prisoners at 13st 3lbs. He is also no slouch when it comes to aerial combat either at 6′ 1″ and grabbed 5 goals in 16 appearances for the Stags. The insider story appears to be that he has lost his way since parting company from his mentor at Mansfield, the one and only David Holdsworth, but Sincil Bank could perhaps be the stage upon which to resurect the career of an artisan, if not a thespian, with the delivery of cannon.
To be or not to be that is the question…..
For if Luke can rediscover what Spurs, Barnet and Aldershot saw in him we could be looking at a new and well overdue Beast at the Bank. He scored with his first touch for Bradford on his full debut with a dream volley from just outside the box. Then again let’s not pressuree the 22 year-old.
Good luck Luke – the Stacey West goal awaits………….