Andy Morrell: I could return to Wrexham FC

Reporter:

Richard Williams

ANDY MORRELL has not yet made up his mind what club he will be playing at next season - but he has not ruled out a move to former club Wrexham.

The 35-year-old striker is out of contract this summer at League Two outfit Bury but he has been offered a new deal by Shakers manager Alan Knill.

However, Knill’s opposite number Dean Saunders is also interested in securing the services of Morrell who scored 34 league games in just 45 games for Wrexham during the 2002-03 season.

And Morrell, who has just returned from a fortnight’s holiday, is weighing up his options: “I have been offered a contract at Bury, although it is not fantastic,” he said. “But it is a contract with a view to helping out on the coaching side.

“That does interest me as I have got older because you have to think about what you are going to do when you finish playing.

“Dean has also spoken to me about joining Wrexham.

“I have been back to Bury and have been negotiating with them. I am waiting to see what the final offer is.

“Depending on that, I will continue to speak with Dean and see what Wrexham would offer. I am just waiting on figures.

“I told both managers I was going on holiday for two weeks to think about it. I only got back on Sunday and I will be in touch with them both, speak to them and see where I want to go.”

Having joined Wrexham in 1998, Morrell opted to join Coventry City following his heroics during Wrexham’s 2002-03 promotion campaign.

Morrell then went on to play for Blackpool, who he helped win the League One play-off final in the 2006-07 campaign, before joining Bury in 2008.

But the chance to return to The Racecourse certainly appeals to Morrell.

“I just want it sorted as soon as I can,” he said. “Anything interests me at the moment because I am unemployed on July 1.

“With Wrexham being one of the clubs, a club who have got a place in my heart, it makes it even more difficult.

“If you have only got one offer on the table you take it. But there are two clubs and I really enjoyed my time at Wrexham.

“It is a decision I won’t take lightly.”

Morrell has fond memories of his spell at The Racecourse, particularly the promotion winning campaign when he built up an excellent understanding with strike partner Lee Trundle.

“It was a fantastic season,” said Morrell. “We had some really good players and a good manager so that made it easier for me.

“And it enabled me to go on and do what I have done in the last eight years.”

Morrell admits he would be prepared to drop into the Blue Square Premier division with Wrexham, who will be spending a third season at that level.

“I would like to stay in the Football League if I can,” added Morrell.

“But every player comes to the stage where they just want to be playing, and beggers can’t be choosers.

“It would not bother me playing in the Conference, we will have to see what happens.”

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