NATHAN ROW IS SORTED BY COD ARMY
FLEETWOOD TOWN are giving in-demand Nathan Ferguson a trial – despite Grays Athletic’s initial complaint that they had made an illegal approach for their player.
Ryman Premier Grays withdrew their accusation of an illegal approach for the 19-year-old midfielder after earlier releasing a statement slamming the 2012 Conference champions.
The Non-League Blues were initially furious with League One Fleetwood after being forced to do without Ferguson for yesterday’s league match with Lewes, the teenager instead training in the north-west.
They hit out at both club and player for their behaviour.
But after communication with Cod Army officials, Grays accepted a logistical issue had prevented them from receiving the mandatory seven-day approach.
“Both Grays Athletic and Fleetwood Town would like to set the record straight with regards to Nathan Ferguson,” a second statement read.
“Due to a miscommunication with paperwork, Grays did not receive a seven-day notice but this has now been resolved amicably and both parties are happy that an illegal approach did not take place.
“Nathan remains a Grays Athletic player but a sevenday notice has now been received from Fleetwood which Grays acknowledge.”
The FLP understands Ferguson, also wanted by Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, is now handled by Raheem Sterling’s controversial agent Aidy Ward.
Ward annoyed the football world with his conduct during England star Sterling’s transfer from Liverpool to Manchester City during the summer.
He eventually left Anfield for £49m, but the agent was blamed by Kop fans for driving the prospect out.
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TRIAL: Nathan Ferguson