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Ellis Coup For Farsley

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Farsley Celtic have announced the coup signing of Danny Ellis in readiness for the start of the 2017/18 season in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

The defender has left Vanarama National League North outfit Harrogate Town to join Celts, and manager Adam Lakeland could not be more delighted with the signing, stating: “I am so happy that he has joined, and I think it sends out a real statement of intent.”

Ellis, who has been with Harrogate for the last two seasons, explained his decision to join the new set-up at Throstle Nest: “I had a few things to consider when I left Harrogate. The age I am now and the fact that they are going full time meant that there wasn’t going to be a future for me there. So that meant looking for a new club and a new challenge.

“I met with Adam and Mark Bett who completely sold Farsley Celtic to me. They made me feel so welcome and I knew it was a club I wanted to sign for straight away There was also the fact of living local and that helped too, but that was only a small part of it.

“I wanted a new challenge and this is one I really want to get into. I have won this League twice before and I want to do it again. I have joined this football club to get promoted – I really wouldn’t have joined if I didn’t think we were going to be up there challenging.

“I also know a couple of the lads here already and James Walshaw especially. He was a factor in convincing me to come here. The team did great last season, and I really think we can push on again. What I have seen behind the scenes already is great, and I cannot wait to get going next season.”

Ellis was part of the Guiseley AFC side that won the Conference (National League) North play-offs in 2014/15.

The defender spent ten years at Guiseley after leaving Bradford City without making a senior appearance.

He linked up with Guiseley in 2005 and spent ten years at the club claiming several honours.

Amongst the silverware collected, Ellis won the West Riding County Cup twice, the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, the Northern Premier League and the Conference North play-offs.

Lakeland added: “To get a player of the quality of Danny is fantastic. We were clearly one of a number of clubs that have come in for him and I am so happy that he has signed on here with us at Farsley Celtic.

“There were other clubs that may have offered him a better package financially than we have been able to do so, but Danny has bought into what we are trying to do here at Farsley. He can see the progression we have planned for the football club and he has completely bought into it.

“The type of footballer that Danny is are a dying breed. He will give you everything on the pitch and win at all costs. We can`t wait to work with Danny as we look forward to the new season”.


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