Wellstead to Wythy

16 Aug 2019 in News

Stuart Wellstead signs for Town

The Wythy Town roster continues to be inundated with attacking proficiency as Kinsey swoops in for a familiar foe- former Rylands striker, Stuart Wellstead.

Wellstead enjoyed a prolific season last year, netting 25 goals on the way to lifting the title and subsequently gaining promotion to the Premier Division in comfortable fashion.


Despite making appearances in both of Rylands’ opening victories, the veteran has divulged his reasons for making the jump across Greater Manchester and his personal targets he aims to obtain.


“I can see that the club are going places and having played twice against them last year, I knew that they had quality players in abundance. I reached out to Kinsey because I wanted to be part of it. We’ve got to know each other over this past twelve months so it seems a great move for me.


“I think firstly it would be to get on a winning run and see where we go from there. Like I said before, there’s a lot of quality in the squad and once the winning mentality is back we can go wherever we want to be, we want to be in the mix at the end of the season and I’m sure we will be.


“My own personal aims are to enjoy my football and score some goals. I always set myself a personal target so hopefully I can hit that. I’m really happy to have joined.”


Manager James Kinsey revealed how he didn’t have to delve into his contact book for this signing but he was no less eager to bring the frontman aboard once he had expressed his interest.


“Stuart gave me a call and asked if I’d be interested in adding him. Obviously, it was an easy decision. He won this league last year with Rylands and scored 25 goals.


“He is a natural goal scorer. He trained last night and looked as sharp as ever. He is on the brink of turning 34 but he is still in great shape.


Kinsey went on to praise the co-operation of the man at the helm of the First Division South champions, as the deal was completed with great competency and efficiency.


“I’ve built up a great relationship both with Stuart and Dave McNabb (Rylands Manager). Dave has been brilliant throughout the process. We’ve got to give them huge credit in getting this pushed over the line.”


Healthy competition to push for places is what most successful teams are built around, with names such as Brad Byrne, Scott Spencer, Matty Wilson, Liam Crellin-Myers and now Stuart Wellstead all potentially aiming to secure the number nine role, the agony of choice can only improve this team in front of goal.



-Harry Shephard


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