Crewe Alexandra are taking a look at former QPR Apprentice Danny Maguire after the youngster overcame a serious keen injury with the help of The PFA.
Now 20 years old, the skilful midfielder was released by Rangers in 2009 after a cruciate injury ended his hopes of securing a long-term contract at Loftus Road.
Maguire had progressed through the Youth ranks at the London Club and became a regular for their Reserve side before his release.
He did not make a first team appearance for the Hoops and later joined neighbours Crystal Palace on trial before briefly joining Yeovil on a loan basis.
Despite having to overcome a serious knee injury, Dario Gradi was impressed with Maguire after he joined in training yesterday.
Speaking to the Club’s official website, Gradi said:
“Danny’s grandfather asked if he we would have a look at him because he had a bit of bad luck with an injury. He had a cruciate injury and went out of contract after spending most of his young career at QPR.”
“He is only 20 and we said that we would have a look at him. I am not saying that we would be in a position to offer him anything but he has a chance if he is good enough because I haven’t got another one ready enough to go in at the moment if one of the main ones gets injured.”
“He was very impressive in training and we will continue to have a look at him. The PFA paid for his operation and to be fair he looks very fit. He has worked hard over the summer on that and our physio’s looked at him and his knee is fine, so we’ll see.”