Friday, February 05, 2010

Non-league preview

Edited from Manchester Evening News


Adriano Rigoglioso says the lure of playing for FC United was too much to resist - despite being offered more money to go elsewhere.

The ex-Doncaster midfielder signed for the Rebels from Colwyn Bay over Christmas, and already feels at home at Gigg Lane.

“This is a unique club and any player would want to play here,” said Rigoglioso.

“The fans are unbelievable and the facilities are second to none - it’s like a professional club really.

“I could have gone to other clubs for a bit more money but it’s important to me to feel comfortable in my surroundings and opportunities like
this don’t come round very often.”

The 30-year-old has also been impressed with his team-mates, and believes the club’s future, in both the short and long term, is bright.

“There’s a lot of quality in our team, and the lads have been very welcoming,” he said.

“The play-offs have to be our aim this season and we want to kick-on now and push up the league.

“This club wants to get promoted every season and our fan base is frightening - that’s definitely a recipe for success.”

FC travel to Nantwich on Saturday (3pm) looking to record back-to-back wins in the Unibond Premier League for the first time since early October.