⚽ Non League hotshot next in line for the Mariners

After completing the signings of Bilel Mohsni and Ira Jackson on Tuesday, the Mariners look set to add another striker to their ranks in the coming days.

According to sources close to the player’s agent, Town are hoping to complete the signing of former Notts County youngster Montel Gibson before the weekend.

The 22-year-old was most recently on the books at Halesowen Town, where he plundered 31 goals in 46 games of last season’s curtailed term. Those strikes helped the Yeltz push for promotion from the Southern League Central Division One and reach the semi-finals of the FA Trophy.

But Gibson opted to leave Halesowen at the end of the season, in pursuit of full-time football and it is understood from sources in the Midlands that the two sides now just have to agree a compensation package for the highly-rated young striker.

Gibson began his career with Highgate United in Solihull, where his performances caught the eye of Notts County.

He joined the Magpies in 2016 and made five league appearances for the Meadow Lane club, the last of which came at Blundell Park in January 2017.

Montel also gained experience on loan at Romulus, Barwell, Hednesford Town and Sutton Coldfield Town during his time with the Magpies.

He moved to Ilkeston Town in 2017, under the tutelage of former Mariner Steve Chettle, where he bagged 14 goals in 28 legate outings.

Moves to Redditch United and Bedworth United followed, before he switched the Halesowen last season.

You can check our a highlight reel of Montel’s goals in the video below.

Picture copyright: Express and Star

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