Friday, October 09, 2009

Midfielder Dave Neville returns to FC United of Manchester

Source: Northwich Guardian

9:54am Friday 9th October 2009

By Andrew Simpson

DAVE Neville has left Witton Albion to return to former club FC United of Manchester.

The 23-year-old midfielder left Wincham Park at the start of the week, appearing as a second half substitute for the Rebels in their midweek UniBond Premier Division win over Nantwich Town.

He made eight appearances for Witton, but had not featured from the start since September 5.

“Dave never really did it for us,” said Albion boss Gary Finley.

“He had a good pre-season and deserved his place in the team at the start of the season. He took it well when he was left out at first and wanted to work hard to get back into the team.

“When that didn’t happen straight away he was disappointed, but for me he didn’t perform at the level we thought he could.”

Neville was left out of Witton’s matchday squad completely in recent weeks following the arrival of former Tranmere Rovers schemer Paul Henry.

But brother Lee, who has established himself as first pick at full back since the departure of Phil Doran to Welsh Premier Division leaders Rhyl, will stay at Wincham Park.

Finley added: “There’s no point keeping players who don’t want to stay.”