26/01/2010

Wake Leaves Cappielow

Morton have today released striker Brian Wake.

The 27-year-old had four months of his current contract left to run, and it appears that a pretty poor performance against Celtic might have sealed his fate. Looking back, it explains why Wake went from a starting position against the Parkhead club to sitting in the stand at Starks Park on Saturday.

According to Gateshead's official website he has joined the English Blue Square Premier club until the end of the season. "Wake is a player with a proven pedigree who we enquired about in the summer before he signed a one year deal to stay at Morton," Gateshead manager Ian Bogie told gateshead-fc.com. "He has signed on a free transfer and is contracted for the rest of the season and we will then take it from there. He is a hard working target man who can hold the ball up and who will give us a physcial presence up front - and he has already proved that he can score important goals."

In three seasons with Morton Brian made 39 starts, 32 substitute appearances and scored 20 goals. 4 of those goals came in the last three games of 2007/08 to save Morton from a play-off place - a feat that earned Wakey cult status and even resulted in a fan producing a t-shirt with his face on it.

gmfc.net - Brian Wake (26.01.2010)

gateshead-fc.com - Gateshead In Double Transfer Swoop (26.01.2010)

2 comments:

mortonjag said...

I'm sorry to see the big man go in one way, but it does make sense, given that he, Spoonsy, and Brian Graham are all 'target men' type strikers.

One thing can be said of the Wakester - he always gave 100%.

Woody said...

I dont really agree with the always giving 100% - not this season i wouldnt say anyway!