Fish nets new players

Mossley manager David Fish has started building his squad ahead of next season.

Fish, who took the managerial role last week, has moved to sign former Curzon Ashton and Chadderton midfielder Ryan Shenton. The pair previously worked together during Fish's tenure in charge at Chadderton.

Ryan (20) boasts an impressive footballing CV having been a member of the first ever quadruple winning Curzon Ashton Youth Team in 2016-17. He captained Chadderton at age 19 whilst on loan from Curzon before being recalled back to the Tameside Stadium. Ryan scored the only goal on his full debut for Curzon in a 1-0 victory over York City.

Chadderton-based Ryan signed for FC United of Manchester last summer but picked up an injury during pre-season. He ended the campaign with spells at New Mills and Barnoldswick Town, scoring 14 goals in the process.

On joining the Lilywhites, Ryan said “I’m really excited by the challenge ahead and can’t wait to get the season started. Hopefully there will be plenty of goals to come!

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Liam Lovell has returned for next season.

18 year-old Liam, who previously played for Royton Town and Curzon Ashton, made a big impression for the Lilywhites on dual-registration at the end of the shortened 2019-20 campaign, during which he made five appearances, keeping two clean sheets.

Picture: Ryan Shenton has joined the Lilywhites (courtesy of Mossley AFC)

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