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El Gabas makes Town exit
MOHAMED El Gabas is looking for a new club after leaving Swindon Town at the end of his short-term contract with the Robins.
The Egyptian striker started just one game for Town after moving to Wiltshire from Belgian outfit Lierse SK in the summer and made another 10 substitute appearances as he struggled to make an impact at the County Ground.
El Gabas arrived on an initial six-month deal, with Swindon holding an option to extend his stay this month but chairman Lee Power has declined that opportunity.
The Advertiser understands the 26-year-old has been offered to Portsmouth but the League Two side are unlikely to take the chance on the forward following the signings of Jake Jervis and Ryan Taylor.
It is also believed that El Gabas is mulling over offers from abroad as he aims to kick-start his career.
Swindon manager Mark Cooper could not fault the striker’s attitude and application during his spell with Town, although he said El Gabas did not show enough to warrant an extended contract.
He told the Advertiser: “As far as I am aware he’s left the club. It never really happened for him when he had the chance.
“When he was coming off the bench he was doing alright but when the other boys were coming off the bench - Dany, Nicky, Miles - and scoring, it wasn’t quite happening for Mo for one reason or another.
“He’s an unbelievable professional, his attitude was spot on but it was one of them where sometimes it doesn’t happen for you.”
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