10 Sep 2020 in News
Attacking-midfielder Alex Curran became the Nash's latest summer signing, having joined the club on loan from National League side, Stockport County. Curran's arrival at the Tameside Stadium means he is reunited with his former boss, Steve Cunningham.
21 year-old former Blackburn Rovers youth product, Curran made quite the impression during his time under Cunningham at Colne, and his highly regarded performances in a Reds shirt earnt him a move to National League side, Stockport County, from whom he has joined the Nash on loan.
While at Colne, Curran picked up two Northern Premier League Young Player of the Season awards, and scored an impressive 46 goals in 93 appearances.
Curran spent the majority of last season on loan at Northern Premier League side, FC United of Manchester, where he again left a lasting impression, contributing goals and assists to a team that were vying for promotion prior to the season's curtailment.
Curran made his Stockport debut, when coming off the bench during a 2-1 win over Wrexham in August 2019.
Cunningham revealed he was delighted to be working with Curran again and hopes he can help the youngster rediscover the form that saw him earn a move to the fifth tier.
He said: "This is another great coup for the football club, securing such a talented player at still such a young age. He's already gained a growing reputation as a player to watch in the future based on his ability and his successes at such an early age.
"Alex spent two fantastic season with myself at Colne, where he was one of the outstanding players during our time there.
"He secured the Northern Premier League Young Player of the Year award, scoring 24 and 22 goals respectively in consecutive seasons.
"Alex then secured a full-time contract with Stockport County, but unfortunately due to an injury he sustained while on loan at FC United, the progress that he was making was delayed slightly, but once i got the opportunity at Curzon, he was certainly one of the first names I wanted to secure, knowing what a talent he is, he's a great lad with a great family to support him."
Cunningham extended his thanks to County's management team for allowing Curran to drop into the division to work with his former boss.
He added: "I'd like to thank Jim Gannon for allowing this move to happen and seeing Alex's next step of his journey with us, we've got a great opportunity to get him back to where he was when he signed for Stockport.
"We've got a very attacking player, he plays on the front foot and will excite the fans with his style of play. He can find a pass and he's very unselfish, but he's also got great qualities in terms of scoring goals and delivering that end product.
"I'm certainly very proud to say that I'm going to be working with Alex Curran again, at Curzon Ashton and we're aiming to get him back to where he was 12 months ago."
We wish Alex all the best ahead of his season with us!