Goal machine Morrell signs on

Last updated : 27 May 2003 By Paddy Davitt

Gary McAllister has moved quickly to address last season’s chronic goals shortage with the signing of Wrexham’s prolific marksman Andy Morrell.

The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal and joins the club on a Bosman free.

His 34-goals topped the scoring charts and fired the Dragons to promotion from the third division.

“Last season was phenomenal for me – I’m hoping next season will be even better,” he said.

“As I’m stepping up a couple of divisions it’s going to be a real challenge for me, but I’m full of enthusiasm and am eager to show what I can do.

Coventry City are a huge club and I didn’t have to think for too long before making the decision to come here. They were one of the first clubs to show a real interest in me and everything I have heard about them is fantastic.”

Gary McAllister is banking on the striker carrying that blistering form into the new campaign.

"There were several clubs vying for his services and it’s excellent news he has chosen us ahead of other teams,” he said.

"He’s a late starter, but is desperate to get stuck in and prove himself in Division One. He has a great attitude and a real hunger to play, which is commendable.”

His form last season earned him a place in the PFA’s Division Three side as well the fans' vote as ‘Player of the Year’.

The hitman will link up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training on July 1.