Ton colt turns down English interest
Published: 4 Jun 2013 12:000 comments
DAVID Verlaque has followed fellow teenager Aidan Fulton in rejecting advances from other clubs to commit to Morton for next season.
The former Dundee United and Queen's Park youth attended trials with Nottingham Forest earlier this year and had been invited back down to the City Ground for pre-season training this summer.
However, 17-year-old Verlaque has, like Fulton, decided that his immediate future lies at Cappielow and recently intimated to manager Allan Moore that he will accept the club's contract offer.
His father David, who also played for Ton, told the Tele: "We had a long discussion with Allan [Moore], Mark [McNally] and Warren [Hawke].
"Allan, pictured, said that he would like to sign David as a holding midfielder who can also provide back-up at centre-half and right-back, and that it is up to him to push for a place in the first team.
"David has told Allan that he will commit to Morton even though he's been invited to Notts Forest, because he would rather gain first-team experience than spend time in a youth team at Forest."