Tiryaki must grab his Tranmere chance

Mustafa Tiryaki in action against Real Betis

Mustafa Tiryaki in action against Real Betis

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HAWKS boss Shaun Gale has urged striker Mustafa Tiryaki to prove his quality in League One.

Tiryaki has penned a one-year deal with Tranmere Rovers.

And Gale moved quickly to snap up forward Warren McBean, when it became clear the Turkish hitman was not going to be in his squad for the coming season.

The Hawks boss believes full-time football could be the making of Tiryaki.

‘I think it is a great opportunity for the lad and could be good for Tranmere,’ said Gale.

‘It is a shame because I would have liked to have got him back here because he still has a lot to offer.

‘He didn’t have the greatest of seasons for us last season but that is in the past.

‘Now the penny is starting to drop with him that he is a much better player than the one we brought to the club two years ago.

‘He has an opportunity now at a professional level and I have told him to take it with both hands and not pass it up.

‘I think he could make it, though, mentally, there are a few things he needs to work on.

‘He needs to have someone on his case every day and that will happen now he is full-time.’

Tiryaki scored 17 goals in 62 appearances and will be remembered by many at Westleigh Park for his ability to deliver thunderous strikes from free-kicks, resulting in some spectacular goals.

He even put together a compilation of his highlights with the Hawks on YouTube, showcasing his skills for potential suitors to see.

He trialled unsuccessfully with Scunthorpe United and it looked as if he could be back at Westleigh Park when he made a surprise re-appearance in the Real Betis friendly.

Soon after that, however, he was snapped up by the Merseyside club.

Hawks face Welling United tomorrow at Westleigh Park, with former Bromley striker McBean in the squad.

McBean watched from the stands as his new team won at Boreham Wood on Saturday after signing too late to feature in the season opener.

He joined Bromley for the 2008-09 season.

The striker started his career in Barnet’s youth side and rose through the ranks to eventually play a part in the side that won promotion back to the football league in 2005.

McBean has also featured for Farnborough, Sutton United, Braintree Town, Eastleigh and, last season, he played for Chelmsford City in the Blue Square South.

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