McParland to give young duo trials

By Jacob Daniel
Last updated : 04 July 2009
Ian McParland has decided to take two promising young players on trial next week, in the form of Bangor City striker Chris Sharp, and former Everton full back John Irving. Both will spend a week training with the Magpies, before McParland decides whether to bring them in, let them go or perhaps even extend their trial period.

Sharp, son of former Scotland legend Graeme, is a 23 year-old striker currently playing for Welsh Premier League side Bangor City. He banged 27 goals for Bangor last season, before an injury cut the forward's season short. He joined Bangor from Rhyl last August, after coming through Rhyl's youth system and looking like one for the future, he was cruelly sidelined for a year due to a broken leg suffered suffered against FK Suduva in the UEFA Cup.

Irving meanwhile, is a pacy right back who can also play in the centre, and former captain of Everton's reserves. He was surprisingly released by the Toffees at the end of last season, despite taking the club's reserve player of the year award in 2007. The 19 year-old is most comfortable at right back, a position in which the club's only option is on loan Brendan Moloney, but he can also cover across the defence if necessary.

Both players will be training with Notts for the duration of next week, and NCM will have news of their futures first.

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