After rejecting a new offer from Tranmere last Summer, McLaren joined League Two side Bradford City but was subsequently released after one season at the Bantams. McLaren who would offer some experience to what is a very young midfield at Prenton Park.
During his two-year stint on the Wirral, McLaren proved instrumental in the football Rovers played by getting the ball down on the floor and spraying balls around the park. ‘Macca’ isn’t too shabby at set-pieces either, reularly supplying or scoring goals from free-kicks and corners.
Bradford fan on McLaren:
‘He had quite a good season and we can understand why Tranmere fans rate him. We have been swapping and changing central midfielders and strangely I think he would be better in League One where it’s a little more technical with more time on the ball. A return to Prenton Park could suit him very well. Overall for his performances last season, I’d give him 7.5/10.’
Another Rovers old boy released by his club. Price spent a short period on loan at Millwall in the latter stages of the season just one. The 32 year old made a big impact at the Den, scoring some crucial goals as Millwall secured a place in the top six and a play-off clash with Leeds United.
Although Price is not the most popular player down at Prenton Park these days, his signature would be one welcomed by many a Tranmere fan as our midfield really needs some guile and skill. We also need someone who can score goals from midfield and provide too.
Some doubt his qualities at Championship level but Price has proved he can mix it with the best in League One and whoever signs him will have a quality player on their hands.
Doncaster fan on Price:
‘Jason Price is NOT GOOD enough for the Championship. Although he scored against Aston Villa in the F.A Cup, he is still poor for the Championship. I don’t mind him as a League One player though. You can’t knock his enthusiasm and strength but he is not Championship standard at the end of the day.’
Yet another old boy with no club, McCready was released by Crewe Alexandra following their relegetion and an injury-plagued season for the 27 year old defender. After leaving Tranmere two summers ago, McCready returned to Gresty Road for his second spell at the Railwaymen but, much like his first stint, he was ravaged by injuries.
Ironically, the only real injury-free period of his career so far was during the year he spent at Tranmere, making 42 appearances. That’s three more than he’s made in the past two years for Crewe.
At first sight, you could be forgiven for thinking that Jennison Myrie-Williams isn’t well-travelled. Far from it. The 20 year old youngster has been on the books at five clubs in the space of three years and has recently been released by his parent club, Bristol City.
Four loan stints at Tranmere, Carlisle, Cheltenham and Hereford have given Jennison a taster of first-team football and his next contract will be one of the biggest of his life as he looks to make a name for himself.
During his time at Tranmere, Myrie-Williams became an instant hit with the fans after scoring in the 2-0 win at Leeds United. Known for his pace and trickery, JMW caused full-backs problems all afternoon but sometimes lacked conviction in the final third of the field.
Likely to attract the attention of a number of League One clubs, it’s thought that Myrie-Williams will be approached by Tranmere with a deal as they look to replace Eddie Sonko, who is set to be released by the Whites.
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