Neil Parsley, manager of Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Farsley AFC, has backed top….
…scorer Adam Priestley to break the thirty-goal barrier after the striker turned down a move to NPL Premier Division side Worksop Town
Worksop put a seven-day approach for Priestley on the 18th January which the forward rejected.
Worksop then returned to the table with a second offer after Farsley won the Doodson Sport Cup clash between the two sides when Priestley netted.
However, after consideration, Priestley spurned their second advance, much to Parsley’s delight.
“Obviously to myself and my management team Adam is a big part of our plans – not just because of his goals, but also because of the way he has developed as a player,” said Parsley. “After the first offer, Adam assured us that he was happy with us.
“But then Worksop made another approach after Adam and Gareth Grant caused them problems in the cup game with them.
“Adam phoned us and was honest with us and said Worksop had made him a financial offer that he needed to think about.
“We think Adam can play higher than Worksop and that is with no respect to them.
“But he has agreed to stay with us until the end of the season and we’ll look at the situation again in the summer.
“Before then I’m sure Adam will reach thirty goals for the season which will be a fantastic achievement and that’s why other clubs are looking at him.”