New signing ahead of League kick off

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls have completed the signing of Jamie Menagh from Airbus UK Broughton ahead of their opening Evo-stik North game on Saturday (August 12th, 3pm) away to Ossett Albion.

Jamie Menagh

The 23-year-old wide midfield player, who was with Blackpool and Stoke City as a youngster and has also had spells at Chester, Altrincham and Marine, played and scored for Airbus in the recent friendly at the Bay and manager Phill Hadland said: “He is player I have admired for a while and he  gives us another option going forward.

“A number of clubs have been showing interest in him, but he trained with us this week, enjoyed it, and said he wanted to sign, which is great.”

His registration, however, won’t be through in time for him to play at Ossett Albion on Saturday.

Danny Bartle is also ruled out of the opening game with an ankle injury, while Gaz Grant has been able to train this week, but has not had much game time due to his knee injury.

Everybody else is available apart from long term injury victim Gaz Burnett, who will be out of action until Christmas, while Mike Pino has now left the club and we wish him well.

Ossett  Albion finished three places and five points behind the Seagulls in the league table last season, but took four points out of six in the meetings between the two clubs and their summer signings include former Huddersfield Town defender Joe Wilkinson and strong midfield player Kieran Scargill.

 The Yorkshire side wound up their pre-season by coming from 1-3 down to draw 3-3 with Sheffield United’s Under 23 side on Thursday, but have conceded 21 goals in their nine pre-season games.
 “We got bullied a bit by  some of the Yorkshire sides last season, but I don’t think that will happen this term because we are stronger physically,” added Hadland.
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