Post by harrogatehatter on Jun 16, 2021 11:49:42 GMT
I think more of the contracted players will leave over the summer if another club comes in for them. I would be surprised if the likes of Jamie Stott, Richie Bennett, Jordan Williams move on a free or nominal fee.
And as some wag on Facebook put it: why isn’t Simon Rusk on the releases list?
Thank you to Adam and Nyal for their contributions to getting us back into the NL.
Having been signed to play the opposite side to Lloyd, Adam's 1st season was ended before it began with an ACL in game 1 of pre-season. Yet he still tried to play on into the actual league start with such a terrible injury. I think that tells everyone his dedication and will to play for us.
Back fit, under JG he made himself a reliable right-side choice, working tirelessly up and down for the team and filling in roles out of position whenever asked. Winning countless flick-ons, foot-ins, corners and throws in the opponents half was the norm when he played, and there were some important goals in there to boot. I doubt many teams would think they would get much on the side with Minihan and Thomas... and they'd be right to think that!
Never a flashy player or someone who would catch a casual onlooker's eye, his value was across a season - a player who could be trusted and a player who played for his team.
I always wanted to see Nyal kick-on to that next step with us. Like any forward, watching them miss or lose the ball is frustrating. But unlike many a forward, there were times when he could destroy a side, running at pace and with purpose.
Nyal scored some valuable goals for us, and in a team where we were reliant on 2 young players to lead the line (him or Mulhern), the fact we got promotion is testament to them both playing their part for the side.
It didn't surprise me to see him retained for a year in a full-time set-up, nor that he could get goals at Halifax in the same league when used alongside a decently physical player in a front 2.
Both players were the focus of pretty constant negativity from some of the fanbase, with Bell being being booed by some when announced MotM and some moron even travelling to have a go at him in a pre-season game.
I hope they find a happy home for next season and get back out there playing.