Stafford Rangers trial Jason Beardsley

Stafford Rangers have taken former Derby County defender Jason Beardsley on trial with a view to signing the ex-professional permanently.

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Stafford Rangers have taken former Derby County defender Jason Beardsley on trial with a view to signing the ex-professional permanently.

The 22-year-old, who made 13 appearances for the Rams and has also played Notts County and Macclesfield, will train with the squad for the first time tonight.

Mickleover Sports actually hold the right-back's registration to play in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League after signing him in the summer, before he left to pursue a full-time deal in Holland.

Beardsley is now looking for a club back in England but has been deemed surplus to requirements at Sports, with Rangers also based closer to his hometown of Uttoexeter.

Rangers have also put in a seven-day approach for another right-sided defender, Sam Bell at Midland Football Combination outfit Brocton, but have lost on-loan left-back Andy White.

White has returned to parent club Crewe after injuring his knee ligaments in Tuesday's FA Trophy win over Newcastle Town, which will take a minimum of three weeks to heal.

But Rangers boss Greg Clowes wants to see how the 19-year-old responds to treatment before terminating his deal, as he was hoping to retain him for a third and final month.

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