Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Hyde United have announced that Oliver Ford and Big Khamsuk have committed their long-term futures to Hyde United.
Ford said: “I was really happy to be offered the chance to sign for next season by Darren. I have loved the opportunity this year since making my debut in the cup against Chester, and I know I will continue to learn and improve working with great coaches and players.”
Khamsuk added: “I am really happy to sign to stay at Hyde and look forward to next season. I have developed a lot since the start of last season and enjoyed helping the team & scoring some goals as we pushed up the table.”
Manager Darren Kelly and assistant David McGurk confirmed “Oli has been great since coming into the first-team back in January. He has spent eighteen months learning the game in the Hallmark Security League with Abbey Hey which has really helped him. He is a character around the dressing room, and has pace, aggression and quality on the field. He is full-time training which gives him an edge and I expect him to push on in the coming year, looking to make a place in the starting eleven his.
“Big has been a star performer over the past six or seven months. He has a professional approach to training and games, and an unbelievable work rate on the field, working hard defensively as well as giving us some real quality in attack, along with adding goals in the second half of the season. He will only improve over the coming season.”
CEO Mark Worthington confirmed: “Oli is another academy player who has been with us since he was 14 years old, and I am really pleased for him being retained for 2017/18. He has worked extremely hard to carve a career out in football, and I know he will grab hold of this opportunity and make a success of things.
“Big has been with us since he was 14 years old, and continues to develop and improve every year. He is on a steep upward path in terms of his performances, and I believe he will ultimately play in the professional game if he continues to work hard and learn from the staff and players around him”.