Former Newcastle United and Sheffield United defender training with Rovers


Tranmere are taking a look at former Newcastle defender David Edgar as they look to bolster an increasingly leaky defence.

The Canadian international is a free agent having left Ottawa Fury at the end of the 2018 season and has been training with Rovers, or is set to do so this week.

News of Edgar’s impending arrival at Solar Campus has come from the Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley. Pressley was hoping to tempt the player to Brunton Park but revealed to BBC Cumbria yesterday that he is instead heading to Tranmere.

Edgar played in the top flight for Newcastle and also played nearly 100 games for Burnley, in addition to having spells with the likes of Swansea, Birmingham and Huddersfield. Now 31, Edgar would add more experience to the backline, but whether he would be able to help plug the numerous holes that seem to be forming is another matter.

Rovers shipped another three goals yesterday with skipper Steve McNulty substituted as the team were overran and reacted slowly to everything at the back. With Ritchie Sutton having recently departed, there is space for another centre back in the squad, and the former Premier League man could be it.

We also understand that Micky Mellon is hoping to add a striker to his squad ahead of next week’s match.

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