Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Sealing Giggs swoop

Source: Tameside Advertiser

CURZON Ashton have moved quickly to snap up former Mossley winger Rhodri Giggs after he parted company with FC United on Monday.

Giggs (pictured) scored 15 goals in his 37 appearances during FC’s title-winning campaign last season which saw them secure promotion into the UniBond League along with Curzon.

However, Giggs’ arrival was quickly followed by one player going through the exit door as the former Stalybridge Celtic and Hyde United defender Dave German departed the Tameside Stadium.

Curzon manager Gary Lowe said: “When I heard Rhodri had parted company with FC, I knew that I would have to move quickly to secure his signature as I felt sure that there would be interest in him from a number of other clubs.

“Not surprisingly we know a lot about Rhodri having come up against him as we did last season as well as watching him in one or two other games, and with a couple pre-season games to go before the season starts, he’ll obviously figure very heavily in those games.

“Unfortunately it wasn’t working out with Dave and so we both agreed that it would be best if we parted company now rather than later.

“It gives him the chance to find another club and for us to find a replacement before the kick-off to the season. We wish him well.”

Curzon, who lost 2-0 at UniBond South newcomers Quorn last weekend, come up against Sheffield FC at the Tameside Stadium with the visitors – who won last season’s Northern Counties East League Premier Division – reputed to be the oldest club in football, formed almost 150 years ago in October 1857. The game kicks off at 2pm with admission £5 for adults and £2 concessions.

First published by the Tameside Advertiser