Mark Beck is looking for a loan move to prove his fitness and durability after a tricky spell on the treatment table, Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver told the Harrogate Advertiser.
The 27-year-old striker has been with the Sulphurites since 2017, scoring four in League Two last season and totting up 134 appearances for the club, but is now looking for a club to take him on a short term loan.
Weaver was keen to point out that the switch would not signal to end of Beck’s journey at Wetherby Road.
Weaver said: “He’s one of us is Becky, it’s not a permanent move, we’re not talking permanent, it would be a possible loan until January and if he has that run of games and avoids the hiccups and the injuries then there is no reason why he cannot come back here in January if he is flying.”
The decision has been mutually agreed with Beck seeing it as the best way for him to fight for his place in the first team looking forward.
Weaver continued: “We’ve got five strikers now and he’s probably going to be missing out. That’s no way to build up that endurance and durability, so he’s talking to another club.”
Harrogate do not want to venture too far away from their roots in the infancy of their tenure in the Football League.
There is clearly a strong relationship between Weaver and Beck, with the duty of care the club provide shining through here. The Sulphurites will be desperate to improve on their 17th placed finish in League Two last term and getting the most out of each individual in the squad is the key to doing that.
Weaver is an astute man-manager and has handled this situation very well, ensuring that Beck goes on loan knowing that the club is supporting him, and have firm intentions of bringing him back into the first-team picture if he makes a success of the move.