Blue Square Bet
Published 15th June 2012
.....squad for next season since returning from a trip to play in a Veterans’ World Cup tournament.
Avenue secured promotion by winning the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division play-off final, and although stepping up will be tough, Deacey and his men are looking forward to it.
New arrivals are Danny Holland and Aaron Hardy from FC Halifax Town - who will be divisional rivals next season - and Jamie Jackson from Worksop Town.
Avenue chief executive officer Bob Blackburn said: “There are three new signings that John has asked me to confirm and he is working on bringing another three players in, hopefully before pre-season gets underway.
“Holland is a formidable striker and should fit in with Jackson, who is a forward who fills one of the wide roles.
“Added to what we have already got, that should give us more strike power, while Hardy is a right back.
“Jackson can be that fox in the box because you never know where he is going to pop up. He played against us for Worksop last season and tore us to bits.
“He is exactly the kind of player that will improve us, as will the other two. Holland’s record speaks for itself.”
Blackburn added: “John wants another three players, one of which is a keeper. We need to operate with two top goalkeepers next season – in fact we need competition for every place.
“But John is happy with last season’s squad and feels the six players he is going to add in total will be enough to make us competitive next season.”