Telford United’s new signing John Marsden says there was only one team for him following his departure from Stockport County.
The forward signed for the New Bucks Head outfit earlier in the summer following a season at Edgeley Park and despite meeting with other clubs the former Colwyn Bay man knew there was only one club for him.
He said: “Yes, there was other clubs who made me offers to join them. But once I met with Telford, my mind was made up, they told me their plans, coupled with the setup and fan base.
“I also wanted to continue the success I had on my loan spell through into the new season with Telford United.”
Rob Smith’s men finished just above the relegation zone last season and will be hoping for a better campaign this time around.
To improve on that finish they have brought in a number of players alongside Marsden, including goalkeeper Jas Singh from Gloucester City, Luke Shaw, Jordan Gough and Curtis Strong among others. The former Stoke City man believes that recruitment is only one part of a good season as well as pre-season and everyone fighting for each other.
RS “I am absolutely delighted to sign John, he did really well for us when on loan and he was very keen to resign for the club” pic.twitter.com/i9gsqL5ZXg
— AFC Telford United (@telfordutd) May 22, 2017
Marsden’s former club, Stockport County, will play their sixth season in Non-League Football having fallen out of the Football League in 2011, they fell another level in 2013 to the National League North where they have remained ever since.
But will the club ever return to the Football League? Marsden hopes so.
He said: “The Club have a great fan base and for the fans, I hope they achieve the success they crave, but not at the expense of Telford.
“Promotion from the North to National League will be their next focus. But, no one team has the divine right to play in the Football League, look at Wrexham and Tranmere, both big Clubs, but currently find themselves out of the football league.
“The National League is a difficult league to get out of.”