Blue Square Bet
Published 28th July 2012
....teenage midfielder Patrick Lacey.
The one-time Sheffield Wednesday apprentice and Bradford City prospect was on trial at Morecambe and played against Alty in last week’s 0-0 draw at Moss Lane.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was unable to find room for him in his squad for next season but was sufficiently impressed with his input to recommend him to Alty counterpart Lee Sinnott.
Having already heard encouraging reports about the 19-year old, and witnessed first-hand his work rate and passing ability, the Alty boss wasted no time snapping him up and giving him an early debut as a 60th minute substitute in the pre-season friendly win at Trafford.
With Damian Reeves and Matt Doughty back on board, Sinnott is now up to speed with strengthening his squad and ready for the challenge ahead.
"Patrick is the final signing, and I must say we are pleased with the quality of the squad for the new season," said chairman Grahame Rowley. "We do look stronger than this time last year, and we are looking forward to giving it our best shot.’"