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Last Updated:  Thursday, 20 March, 2003, 17:37 GMT
Sharpe's Bangor move delayed
Lee Sharpe
Lee Sharpe could soon be playing in the Welsh Premier
Bangor City's attempt to signing former England international Lee Sharpe has hit a late snag.

Sharpe picked up an injury during training on Thursday, and so talks on a deal to bring him to Farrar Road have been put off until next week.

Bangor manager Peter Davenport confirmed to BBC Sport that he was due to meet Sharpe on Thursday.

The 31-year-old midfielder and Davenport know each other well, having played together at Manchester United, along with current Bangor player Clayton Blackmore.

Sharpe has agreed to join Icelandic club Grindavik in the summer, but Bangor could secure his services for the remainder of the British season.

"Everything has more or less been agreed, we've just got to sign the forms," Davenport said.

"I played with Lee a long time ago but I know he's a good lad, I know he's got a great attitude.

"He wasn't playing and Clayton said he was looking to play a few games to get his fitness up before moving to Iceland.

"An in-form Lee Sharpe will be a great asset if we want to challenge for the Welsh Premier title."

Sharpe was part of the United side that dominated English football in the 1990s, winning eight caps for England in the process.

The 1991 PFA Young Player of the Year began his career as a trainee with Torquay, before being snapped up by Old Trafford, then moved to Leeds in 1996 in a 4.5m transfer.

Sharpe has since played for Sampdoria, Bradford City and Portsmouth, and this season he has played for Exeter City.

Bangor are currently third in the Welsh Premier table, chasing Barry Town and TNS, and are likely to qualify for European competition next season.

Bangor manager Peter Davenport
"Everything has more or less been agreed"

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