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AFC Telford not signing Lescott but ex-Manchester United star not ruled out

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By Matt Bishop

AFC TELFORD boss Rob Edwards has ruled out signing one of his former Premier League team-mates, Joleon Lescott, but has not quite dismissed the chance of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake joining the club permanently.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers favourite had invited Lescott and Ebanks-Blake, both free agents, to train with the National League North Bucks as they look to build their fitness.

35-year-old Lescott, best known for spells in the Premier League at Everton, Manchester City, West Brom and Aston Villa – was released by Sunderland following their relegation from the top-flight last season.

And Wolves favourite Ebanks-Blake, who has also turned out for Ipswich Town, Preston North End and Chesterfield, was let go from the Proact Stadium following a brief loan spell at Shrewsbury Town.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Edwards said: “Joleon trained with us twice and that is it really, nothing will happen there.

“Sylvan did not train with us yesterday and it’s not far down the line. He trained with us in the week, he’s a mate of mine. At the moment he’s obviously without a football club and I want to help him get some fitness.

“If in turn he can help us…we’ll see.”

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