Striker Tomi Adeloye has been released by Altrincham, three weeks after being given the chance to try and prove he could make his mark in the Vanarama National League North.
Alty manager Matt Doughty signed Adeloye on the recommendation of Chester FC boss Jon McCarthy, who felt the 20-year old had shown up well in a trial at the Deva Stadium but was unable to offer him a place in his National League squad.
Although there were signs of promise in an encouraging full debut against Gainsborough Trinity at The J.Davidson Stadium, the one-time Stoke City youth forward failed to make much impact in three subsequent appearances as substitute against Chorley, Brackley and AFC Fylde.
“It was a gamble that didn’t really work out, after Jon recommended him to us,” explained Doughty. “We gave him the platform to show what he’s about, but he didn’t quite take it as I would have hoped.
“He did ok against Gainsborough, and he does have some good attributes. If I’m being honest, though, I just wanted a bit more from him effort-wise. In our situation, it’s got to be 100 per cent from everyone. We can’t accept anything less. It is unfortunate it hasn’t worked out, but I wish him well for the future”.