The North West Counties Football League
Published 23rd April 2012
....charge of a more senior outfit he would take a look at James Curley.
Dominoes' struggles this season have not detracted from Curley's performances, although most have been at centre back rather than centre forward.
The goal that earned Dominoes a draw at bottom side Atherton LR last week was Curley's first since early January and only his sixth of the season.
Last year he bagged twenty-three, but that was mainly as a front player, a luxury Dominoes have been unable to afford this time.
Hollinshead said: "James is equally adept in both positions, although I feel if he is to play at a higher level it will be as a centre half.
"We have obviously missed his goals, but the loss of players like Matt Bradbury (to Leek Town), Alex Hutchinson (to Newcastle Town) and Adam Soane to injury have forced me to mostly play him at the back.
"He went up front for the last 20 minutes of the Winsford United game on Easter Monday and was a real goal threat, so we started him there at Atherton and I was really pleased he scored."
Dominoes are accustomed to having players cherry-picked by their rivals, so it was refreshing when captain Curley turned down a move to Newcastle Town.
Hollinshead added: "James needs to be happy to enjoy his football. He is a confident lad who is in the comfort zone with us."