Aug 10 2013 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
ADAM McGURK’S hopes of joining Birmingham City may have come to nothing but the former Tranmere winger quickly found consolation by securing a contract with Burton Albion this week.
McGurk, 24, signed a two-year deal with the League Two club, whose manager, Gary Rowett, believes he has pulled off a coup.
Rowett said: “We have been keen on Adam on for a while and he has the attributes to add real quality.
“He’s an exciting player and is at an age where he can keep improving.
“I’m not surprised he received attention from clubs in higher divisions.”
Northern Ireland Under-21 international McGurk began his career at Aston Villa and, after a brief spell at Hednesford Town in 2010, he spent three years with Tranmere Rovers where he scored 12 goals in 55 starts.
He was released at the end of last season.