FORMER Gillingham and Northampton Town midfielder Danny Jackman is considering playing for Pershore Town next season.

Worcester-born Jackman signed for Bromsgrove Sporting last summer but made just one outing in the 2018-19 campaign, coming in the Southern League Challenge Cup in September.

Pershore boss Les Jones said Jackman had been struggling with an ankle issue but had offered him the chance to train with the club ahead of Town’s upcoming West Midlands League Premier Division season.

The 36-year-old also played 60 minutes of the Plums’ 2-2 pre-season draw with Evesham United at the Community Stadium last week.

Jones said he would love to get Jackman on board but was unsure whether the ex-Worcester City captain would commit to Pershore.

“We are looking at him to see if he is interested in playing for us,” Jones said.

“He is an extremely talented footballer, but he is looking to see if his body and will is there to play.

“He is considering it but he is not one of the players that I think will definitely be with us.

“He has played one game and trained with us a couple of times.

“It is just a case of seeing whether he can raise himself mentally and physically. He got an ankle injury and had to finish last year.

“It comes down to whether he has got the desire to play and put up with the inconvenience of having a bad ankle for a couple of days.

“He loves playing football so he will continue to train with us, see how he feels and then we will take it from there.”

Jackman was part of Aston Villa’s youth set up before going to play in the Football League for Stockport County, Gillingham and Northampton.

He joined Worcester in 2014, helping them to reach the FA Cup second round in his first season, and racked up almost 100 appearances for his boyhood club.

After his departure in 2017, Jackman had a spell as player-coach at Redditch United and had an injury-hit stint at Bromsgrove.

He is now mulling over signing for Pershore who kick off their campaign at home to Darlaston Town (1874) a week on Saturday.

“He has played 400 Football League games,” Jones added.

“It would be perfect for our young players to play alongside someone like Danny as they could learn a tremendous amount from him.

“But I am not hanging my hat on (him signing).”