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City take another look at Hulbert
WORCESTER City have renewed their interest in signing former Barrow captain Robin Hulbert.
The 32-year-old midfielder was on the club’s radar during pre-season after leaving Holker Street but wasn’t taken on because of a knee injury.
Hulbert missed the majority of last season with the Cumbrians through cruciate ligament damage and has spent recent months working on his fitness, including a spell at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.
However, the player who led Barrow to FA Trophy success in 2010 is ready to return to the game and is back in training with City.
He took part in the warm-up before Monday night’s 2-1 defeat against Brackley Town at St George’s Lane and could sign in the near future.
City have added forward Alex Meechan to their squad in the past week but have money available from their FA Cup run to fund a deal.
Manager Carl Heeley said: “Robin came training with us at the start of pre-season but he’s recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and at the time he felt his knee wasn’t quite right.
“He went away and had some more rehab and now he feels that he’s ready to give it another go.
“He wants to get involved so he’s doing a bit of training with us and we’ll take it from there.
“He hasn’t been signed at the moment.
“He likes the feel of the club and he’s keen to get back playing again.
“It will be slow with him but he’s vastly experienced, knows the game and he’d be a good player for us so there’s a possibility something could happen.”
Meanwhile, striker Danny Glover continues to be sidelined by an Achilles problem and is unlikely to be fit for Saturday’s Blue Square Bet North trip to Hinckley United.
Glover has missed the last two matches against Boston United and Brackley with the injury and has been told to rest it for seven days.
“Hopefully, he won’t be a million miles away but we need all of our players available because we need all the firepower we can get,” Heeley added.
“I think he might struggle for Saturday but we’ll have to see.”
Captain Stuart Whitehead should be fit after being withdrawn early in the second-half on Monday to protect a tight hamstring.
Left-back Ellis Deeney will serve a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the Brackley defeat.
His ban starts in two weeks, meaning he would miss the visit of Workington on Saturday, November 17, or a potential FA Trophy replay against Altrincham.