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Transfer Gossip: Scunthorpe end interest in Trotter

It's happened again...

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Another deal has fallen through for Liam Trotter in his search for a new club this morning. Previous League One promotion rivals Scunthorpe United have decided against taking the midfielder on their pre-season tour in Austria, effectively ruling out a permanent deal.

Trotter, who had been initially training with Rotherham and then dropped, had then gone on to play in a friendly for Scunthorpe out of the blue just two days on. There was rumours that in this two day period, Trotter had returned to Wanderers in the hope that they would offer him a new contract which seemed to have no foundations leading to the Irons inviting him to play for them. The central midfielder featured twice for United, playing the full game in their 6-0 victory over North Ferriby United and against York last weekend.

With two sets of 90 minutes under his belt for the Irons, a deal looked to be on the cards, but with Trotter not being included in Graham Alexander's squad for the team's trip to Austria this week, it seems as if Trotter has been sent packing once more.

Having been part of Wanderers' promotion winning squad, Trotter may seem to be a good addition to most League One sides, but ultimately, the rejections have shown that Trotter hasn't done enough to earn himself a contract elsewhere as yet.

Of course, there is plenty of time before the start of the season buying the former Wanderers man a few weeks to ensure that he won't be left as a free agent come the first weekend in August.

Despite rumours that Swindon Town have also shown interest, a move to a league two side isn't likely to be favoured by the player which may see him left without a club. It therefore seems as if preferences may not become an option for the the 28 year old if he is so desperate to find a club before the start of the season.

With a return to the Whites also looking extremely unlikely to add to his dismay, let us know where you think he'll crop up next in the comments below.