Nowland to be invited back

Last updated : 15 May 2009 By Jacob Daniel
Notts County manager Ian McParland has offered a second chance at the club to injury plagued central midfielder Adam Nowland, after his release from the club last week. Nowland joined the club on a free transfer after a spell at Lancaster City last summer, but his season has been riddled with the injuries that appear to have curtailed a promising top level career with Wimbledon and West Ham United.

Following an injury that ruled Nowland out of the final few weeks of the season, he has undergone back surgery in an attempt to finally put a stop to Nowland's fitness issues. It's another sad chapter in the career of a player who Nottingham Forest once paid £250,000 for, and who was brought to West Ham United expected to be a better prospect than Nigel Reo-Coker, now of Aston Villa.
Ian McParland
However, injuries have blighted Nowland since his Forest days, and two broken legs during a spell at Deepdale with Preston North End left Nowland battling to regain fitness with spells at Gillingham, Stockport County and Lancaster City. It seemed last week his Magpies career was over after only twenty appearances, but he has been given a reprieve by McParland who has invited Nowland back for pre-season training with the club, in a bid to allow him to prove his fitness and earn a short term deal.

Nowland initially signed a six month contract at Meadow Lane last summer, but extended that to July after some impressive performances, however the lack of games played in the second half of the season meant his release seemed inevitable. NCM would like to wish the best to Nowland in his bid to regain fitness and his place at Meadow Lane.

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