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Priestley Would Love To Play For Gibraltar Again

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Farley Celtic striker Adam Priestley returned to the Evo-Stik League Premier club for a third time in the summer as he became one of manager Adam Lakeland’s first signings in the role.

Priestley spoke to the club`s head of operations & media, Robert Winterbottom about of all things Farsley Celtic, including being back at the club and his reaction to the weekends player movements.

“First and foremost, I’m loving being back at the football club. It’s a great club to play for and it’s a club that means a lot to me due to the amount of time I’ve played for them, and what they’ve done for my career so far. So, it’s great to be back.

“We heard the news prior to the game, and It’s obviously a massive loss when you lose a player like James Walshaw. His goal record speaks for itself and he’s a great lad to have around the club. But it’s great credit to the management and the people behind the scenes to move swiftly and bring in a replacement like Nathan Cartman. He knows the club well and knows the lads too from his loan spell so it’s going to take him no time to settle back in, as we saw at Stafford with his goal.

“It was important we got a win at Stafford Rangers as we had drawn a lot of games recently and we needed to put three points on the board. Whether it was glorious football of scrappy football we needed the points and it was good to get the win. It was nice personally to get on the score sheet as it always is, and I haven’t done it as often as I would’ve liked but results are the important thing so to get 3 points was what mattered against Stafford.

“Our real aim for the season has to be to push for the play-offs. We’ve started well and set our standard and it’s now up to us to continue that. Personally, I just want to chip in with as many goals as possible and play as much as I can to help the team achieve our targets.”

Winterbottom finished by asking Priestley his international hopes for the next few months. “Regarding Gibraltar, I would love to play for them again and it’s something I will always strive to do. Hopefully they’re keeping an eye on how I’m doing, and the manager feels my performances warrant a recall to the squad but until that happens I’ll keep working hard and doing my best for Farsley”.

Robert Winterbottom

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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