Imps run eye over several trialists

Last updated : 24 April 2008 By Gary Hutchinson
Iffy Onuora stated that fielding a whole team of trialists in the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Grimsby gave him a chance to continue casting the net far and wide in the search for new talent.

One eye catching player was Barbados international Neil Harvey. Harvey scored a stunning goal in the game, and it seems the Imps may be poised to take another look at him.

Harvey has been featuring for Retford, but has quick feet and an eye for goal. If he did sign for the Imps he'd become the second Barbados international to currently play in the football league, after Dagenhams Jon Nurse.

The Imps are also rumoured to be keen on Grantham Town striker Sam Mullarkey, although he did not feature in the game. Mullarkey is a Lincoln born player who spent his youth years on the books of Notts Forest. He left there to join Lincoln Utd and then signed for Grantham ahead of the current campaign. So far Mullarkey (20) has scored 19 times for the Gingerbreads.

Two other players also caught the eye yersterday. One was Liverpool youngster Michael Collins. Collins has represented Republic of Ireland at under 19 level, and his uncles Eamonn and David player league football as well. Collins operates as a centre forward, but can play out wide as well. Collins appears to have been picked up in the exit trials which would mean Liverpool are planning to release the 18 year old.

The final player who really stood out yesterday was ex Rushden defender Ugo Udoji. Pacey Udoji (19) has also featured in the youth set up of Portsmouth, as well as Queens Park Rangers.