Smalley makes the switch

30 Dec 2020 in News

Deane Smalley signs


Wythenshawe Town are delighted to announce that we have signed Deane Smalley from Abbey Hey subject to the league’s approval.

 

A talismanic figure with a deadly eye for goal adds yet more headaches for opposition managers to consider in their calculations and provides Kinsey with yet another attacking asset to deploy.

 

Smalley explained what lured him to make the switch from East to South Manchester and said that success and silverware were the obvious factors.

 

“Considering that Wythenshawe Town should have gotten promoted last season and seeing how well they’ve started this season, it’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

 

The frontman will be joining forces with brother Dom but is assured that any former sibling rivalry can be swept aside.

 

“He’s happy I’m signing (I think!). We’ve played at a couple of clubs together and enjoyed it so hopefully it’s the same here.

 

“He said I’ll enjoy it at Wythy - they’re a good group of lads and the management staff are sound as well.”

 

Despite coming in as a relatively senior member of the squad, he is still just as driven as ever before for success.

 

“I’d like to be here for the long haul. I’m in my 30’s now so hopefully I can stay fit and healthy, play for another few years and win trophies and promotions along the way.”

 

With the fleeting appearance of Pat Davin, the boss needed to react tactfully and he believes that Smalley was the correct fit.

 

“Pat Davin had decided he wanted to go back and play for Meads at Cheadle Town which we understood. It was important we moved quickly to bring in somebody.

 

“Deane is perfect for us. He drops into areas where he can get on the ball and make things happen. He’s strong, good in the air and has great technical ability. But we’re most happy with the experience he will add to what we already have.

 

“He’s been there and done it at a top level so we expect him to bring high standards. It won’t take him long to fit in as he knows most of the lads anyway. I think it’s another signing that shows our intent as a club.”

 

Dependent on the latest tier ruling, Smalley may not get the chance to showcase his prowess in front of goal until February but patience is a virtue and we’re sure it will be worth the wait.

 

-Harry Shephard

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