Yeovil Town striker Adam Morgan suffered an injury yesterday that forced him to withdraw from his third trial match with League One side Chesterfield and appears to have ended his time with the Derbyshire club. The former Liverpool academy player started in the Spireites side that played in their 2-1 defeat against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Saturday afternoon.
Morgan had been selected to start in the match against the Imps, having previously come on as a second half substitute in his two other appearances for Chesterfield. Manager Paul Cook indicated after the game that he had planned to allow all of his club's remaining trialists a chance to start in matches, rather than just come off the bench, meaning that Chesterfield's starting eleven featured a number of other players trying to earn a contract.
However, the 20 year old's part on the game lasted just 13 minutes, with the Derbyshire Times indicating that Morgan "limped off with a foot injury when attempting to shoot" and he did not return. Cook said after the game that he expected that to be the end of his trial with Chesterfield, suggesting that it was not a trivial injury:
"That looked a bad knock. That's unfortunate for Adam as it looks like he will go back to Yeovil now. He's come in and he was getting opportunities to score. That's disappointing for Adam as he needs to go and play football now."
Cook - a boyhood Liverpool fan who would have seen Morgan's progress through the Youth and Reserve ranks at Anfield - also said he could see why Morgan's career may have stalled since leaving Liverpool, having only managed thirteen appearances, and three starts for Yeovil Town. Cook explained that may be part of the feeling that players experience when they drop out of the ranks of larger Premier League clubs:
"He's at that stage in his career where he's come out of Liverpool, and when you're playing for Liverpool football club wherever you're going after that in my opinion is down. For Adam and young lads coming out from there, they have a year or two after where sometimes that can be quite rough on them. When they go back to remembering what they were good at - which for Adam is scoring goals, then I'm sure he'll have a very good career. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going to be with ourselves now. But we'll certainly wish him well whatever he does."
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