Bucks Sign Two

New AFC Telford manager Liam Watson

New AFC Telford manager Liam Watson

New AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson has made two signings following his own arrival at New Bucks Head last week. Both new faces come from Watson’s former club Southport. Simon Grand and Sean Clancy have followed their gaffer to Shropshire, and will form the backbone of the new look Bucks, relegated this season from the Conference Premier.

Clancy, who can play as a left back or on the left wing, moved on the same day as Watson after not extending his Southport contract. He had only been with The Sandgrounders since February, but has chosen to join his old boss as he tries to get Telford back into the Premier at the first time of asking.

Simon Grand was the Southport skipper, and joins exactly seven days after Watson’s appointment. The solid central defender will no doubt become skipper at his new club, and he has plenty of experience, including Football League campaigns with Rochdale, Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Morecambe, and Aldershot.

With signings of this quality, Watson is certainly wasting no time in assembling a squad capable of challenging for the Conference North title.


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on May 10, 2013, in UTL Archive and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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