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Stevenage star Schumacher weighs up options

Stevenage’s Steven Schumacher in action with Cambridge’s Paul Lewis

HITC Sport understands the Stevenage midfielder is weighing up his future.

Stevenage’s Steven Schumacher in action with Cambridge’s Paul LewisStevenage’s Steven Schumacher in action with Cambridge’s Paul Lewis

Stevenage midfielder Steven Schumacher is keen on a move back to his native North-West, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Liverpool-born Schumacher has been offered a new deal by Stevenage, but the player is keeping his options open as he would like to move closer to home for personal reasons.

The 33-year-old is currently training at Wigan Athletic as he weighs up his future options.

Fleetwood Town's Steven Schumacher (L) in action with Barnsley's Dale JenningsSteven Schumacher in action with Dale Jennings

Schumacher came through the ranks at Everton, but never made a first-team appearance during his time at Goodison Park.

The former England Under-19s captain spent two spells out on loan at Carlisle United and Oldham Athletic during his time at Everton before leaving for good in 2004 to join Bradford City.

Schumacher made over 100 appearances for Bradford during his three years at Valley Parade before joining Crewe Alexandra in 2007 and he spent three years at Gresty Road before joining Bury.

He helped Bury win promotion from League Two in 2011 before joining Fleetwood Town 2013 and he repeated the trick at Highbury winning promotion to League One in 2014.

Preston North End's Daniel Johnson (L) in action with Fleetwood Town's Steven SchumacherDaniel Johnson (L) in action with Steven Schumacher

Schumacher joined Stevenage in 2015, but his first season was ruined by a serious knee injury which ruled him out for nine months.

The talented midfielder battled his way back to fitness returning to action last October and he made 30 appearances in all competitions for Stevenage.

Stevenage are keen to keep hold of Schumacher, but the player is waiting to see what offers come his way before making a decision on his future.

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