Stourbridge’s FA Cup scoring hero Dan Scarr is definitely a wanted man after earning a second chance in as many weeks to leave the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League for the professional game.
After impressing Tony Pulis at West Bromwich Albion in trials last week before returning home to play in Stourbridge’s 4-0 win in the EVO-STIK NPL’s top flight at Skelmersdale United on Saturday, the defender, is now on trial at neighbouring Championship giants Birmingham City.
Glassboys manager Gary Hackett told the club’s fans he was delighted for the scorer of his side’s equaliser in their brave 2-1 FA Emirates Cup exit at League Two Wycombe Wanderers even before his latest offer.
The 22-year-old was due to turn out for the Blues on Monday afternoon at Crewe Alexandra in the Professional Development League and Hackett said: “We’ve had enquiries about Dan from a number of clubs, and West Brom have asked to take a look at him. He’s gone over there with our blessing and we’ll see what develops. The ball is in their court.
“Dan is under contract with us at the present time, but I’d like to think we wouldn’t stand in the way of any player progressing. Dan’s been playing really well lately and it’s no surprise one or two people are taking notice.”
The centre-back joined Stourbridge from Redditch United in the summer of 2015, making his debut against his old club in a pre-season Worcestershire Senior Cup tie at the Valley.
Scarr made 55 appearances and scored seven goals last term. Since then he has amassed 83 appearances for the Glassboys and scored 11 goals, including the winner against Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Trophy last season and three in this season’s history-making Emirates FA Cup campaign.
Scarr may yet get the call from Pulis and the Premier League. After his trial, the Baggies boss said: “He did really well, he trained two days with us and did well. I was really pleased with him.”