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FOOTBALL: GORAM TO QUIT 'WELL; Agent alerts top English bosses.

ANDY GORAM is ready to quit Motherwell - just one month after relaunching his career in Scotland.

The Scottish Mirror can reveal that the controversial keeper, who is expected to return from America this morning, is seeking a return to England.

Goram's agent Kenny Moyes - brother of Preston boss Davie - has faxed Premiership managers in the last week informing them of the 34-year-old's availability.

The former Rangers star was left out of the 'Well side for Sunday's match against Celtic after he told Fir Park boss Billy Davies he reckoned he wasn't in the right frame of mind to play.

Goram has hit the headlines in the last fortnight over alleged links with an Ulster terror group.

And his decision to quit the Lanarkshire side will come as a huge embarrassment to Davies and PR-conscious Fir Park chairman John Boyle.

They publicly backed him after he made the front pages, claiming he would remain a Motherwell player.

Since then, Goram has only played in one game - in the cup against Stirling Albion, before sitting out his side's ill-fated 7-1 hammering from Celtic on Sunday.

Goram's current deal is up at the end of the season, but he recently admitted he hoped to secure a longer contract this summer.

He watched Motherwell's Sunday roasting in the Scottish American Club in Kearney, New Jersey.

And bar manager Jimmy May claimed that the former Scotland keeper had bought a ticket for a Celtic supporters dance!

He said: "He wasn't saying much about the situation. He was picked up by Les White of the Rangers Supporters Club. I called the bar at around 10pm UK time and he had already left. They had taken him back to the city.

"He bought a ticket for the Kearney Celtic supporters club annual dance on the day before St Patrick's Day. I don't think it was a joke - the tickets are quite expensive. I think he did it out of the goodness of his heart."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:MacDONALD, GRANT
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 23, 1999
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