Curzon sign string of players
Friday 25th May 2018 11:39 Football Sports Posted by Mark Phillip

Curzon Ashton manager John Flanagan has strengthened his squad ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Joining the club is striker Chris Sharp from Alfreton Town. Thirty-one-year-old Sharp, son of ex- Everton and Scotland player Graeme, began his career in Wales with Rhyl before moving on to Bangor City.

Impressive displays for Bangor, including 33 goals in 40 appearances, earned Chris a move to The New Saints where he scored 22 goals in 29 appearances.

After winning the Welsh title and playing Champions League football in the process, the forward accumulated over 100 National League appearances across respective spells with Telford, Hereford and Lincoln.

Chris also appeared for Salford City, Stockport County and Bradford Park Avenue before linking up with Alfreton Town last summer, where he started 25 games and scored seven goals.

Manager John Flanagan, on his third summer signing, commented: “Nev and myself are really pleased to be able to announce the signing of Chris. He’s played well against us on a number of occasions over the last few seasons and subsequently I’ve had my eye on him. He’s a big lad, powerful, aggressive and deceptively quick.

“Once again my focus has been on improving our attacking options and I feel that if we use Chris in the right way we will benefit from an increase in our goals tally.”

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Elsewhere, winger Connor Hughes and defender Danny Morton have signed from Stalybridge Celtic.

The club has released striker Ben Wharton, as well as midfielders Luke Clark and Richie Baker.