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Steve Abbott hoping to clinch a Wrexham FC deal

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Steve Abbott hoping to clinch a Wrexham FC deal

Abbott - Keen to move to the North West.

Published Date: 11 December 2008

STEVE ABBOTT is hoping a deal can be reached to make him a Wrexham player.

The 26-year-old midfielder has been on trial at Wrexham and featured for a Reds' XI which drew 1-1 with Wolves in Tuesday's training ground friendly.

Under contract at Conference South outfit Team Bath, Abbott is hoping to achieve his ambition of playing at a higher level: "I am on trial at the minute and I hope they can get something sorted out with my club, fingers crossed," he said today.

"I would love that. I want to play at a higher level.

"I am 26 but have never given up hope. I have had a couple of injuries and come back.

"I am goalscoring midfielder so hopefully I can bring that to the team."
"The set-up and the stadium here is quality and I have learnt a lot already off Terry Daracott and the gaffer.

"Wrexham are definitely a league club, they have just got to get up there now."

Abbott, who joined Team Bath from Leigh RMI in the summer of 2006 and has also played for other non-league clubs, has studied for a degree at the city's university.

But Abbott is looking to move back to his roots in the North West: "I am under contract until the end of the year but I am just desperate for a move back to the North West," he added.

"I went down to Team Bath to play full-time football, get my degree and it has worked out for me.

"I have been down there for three years and was getting a lot of interest from league and Blue Square Premier teams, but they all seem to be from down south.

"They were the only teams that were looking at me because I was playing in that area.

"I spoke Wrexham, they said come up and it has gone alright. Hopefully, it looks like something can be sorted."

Meanwhile, manager Dean Saunders is continuing to run the rule over a number of trialists.

And after making several additions to his squad since taking over, albeit most on loan deals, he anticipates more activity when the transfer window opens next month.

"We are still looking at trialists and we have got another one coming in today," said Saunders. "I have to got them in front of me and watch them.

"It is all geared towards January.

"Everything is completely new then. We have got to get as many points as we can until January when the window opens up and then kick-on again."

And Saunders also expects some players to leave the club, adding: "We have got too many players here so yes, players will be going."

John Mills