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Big Striker Comes Back `Home`

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Simon Haworth has confirmed that big striker Sefton Gonzales has re-signed for Evo-Stik League North club Clitheroe.

Jim Gannon brought Gonzales back to Edgeley Park last February to boost Stockport County’s Vanarama National League North play-off push for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year-old spent three months with County in 2015 under previous manager Neil Young before returning to Clitheroe.

He joined Chorley last summer before brief spells with Colne and Stalybridge Celtic.

Gonzales originally joined County in the summer of 2015, but after ten appearances and no goals, he returned to Clitheroe.

Gonzales joins for his third spell at Shawbridge and he’s glad to be back: “Clitheroe is the only place I’ve played at that feels like home. It’s the only club I’ve been happy at since my last game for them, and I’ve always kept an eye on how the club has been doing. They had a really good season with a whole new team and management last year.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Simon Haworth and the management team, especially with Simon being a striker at the highest level I will learn more and improve further. I can’t wait to see what the club can do this year! I’m also looking forward to seeing all the Clitheroe fans again!”

The big striker has scored 41 goals in his eighty previous appearance for Clitheroe – an impressive ratio of one every two games – and manager Haworth thinks he’ll easily add to that tally: “I’m delighted that we have completed the signing of Sefton. I believe he will be the physical presence we missed up top last year.

“I have no interest in what has gone before, all I know is that I’m excited at working with Sefton and making him the best player he can possibly be, not just this season but for his whole career so he can really fulfil his potential.

“Having spoken to Sefton he had a real desire and hunger to come back to Shawbridge and help us kick on again this season. He’s also excited at the prospect of developing as a player.

“We have signed a very, very good forward who wants to become even better. He feels comfortable in the surroundings here and I’m confident we will get the best we have yet seen from him and I know he will settle into the group very well”.


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