Thursday, July 17, 2008

Parting City for the Reds

Tony Howard
17/ 7/2008

FC UNITED have signed the son of former Old Trafford star Remi Moses.

Tunji Moses is an all-action midfielder in the same mould as his famous father and FC boss Karl Marginson is expecting big things from him next season.

Moses joins FC from Salford City, but reds fans may have to wait until December to see their new man in action after he serves a suspension and recovers from an ankle injury.

Moses’ signing is a boost for United as they prepare for their first preseason friendly on Saturday, July 19.

Margy said: "I first came across Tunji when I was still playing for Radcliffe and he was at Oldham Town.

"I was impressed with his obvious tackling strength, which he gets from his dad, but also by his ability on the ball.

"He will add that bit of muscle to our midfield, which I felt we lacked on occasions last season.

"We’ve got some good ball players, but we sometimes lost the ball too much in midfield and struggled to get it back. Tunji will help with that.

"He got a knock in training and has to serve a ban, but it will give him time to settle in here."

Marginson used to watch Moses senior from the Stretford End at Manchester United in the 1980s.

He added: "Remi was a great player and I loved watching him. I went to the same primary school in Ancoats and he was a local hero. I knew his cousins when we were growing up so I’ve known the family a long time.

"I really hope Remi comes along to a game because it’s great to keep the links with United’s past alive at FC."

New additions Carlos Rocca and Kyle Wilson have settled in well and Marginson is looking forward to a few selection headaches next term.

"We’ve retained all the players from last season that we wanted to," he said. "And the new players are settling in well. There’s a couple of more midfielders who have agreed to come down to training, so we could be bringing in a few new names ahead of our friendly on Saturday."

FC travel to face the Conference North champions Kettering Town on Saturday, kick off is 3pm. Admission: £7/£5 adults, £3 concessions.