12 Aug 2020 in News
Striker Nic Evangelinos became the club's latest summer signing, having opted to make the switch to the Tameside Stadium from Northern Premier League North West side, Ramsbottom United.
Evangelinos, had become a highly rated figure during his time with the Rams, contributing an impressive goal return, finding the net 52 times in just 71 appearances for the Bury-based outfit.
The front man was also voted the Rams' Player's Player of the Season, and won the club's Goal of the Season award for a wondrous strike against Dunston UTS back in January.
The 26 year-old Scotsman came through the youth ranks of both Leicester City and Rugby Town, and has since turned out for Coventry Sphinx, Banbury United, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, West Didsbury and Ashton United.
Manager, Steve Cunningham sees the signing of Evangelinos as a big coup for the club, after fighting off numerous clubs, all circling for the striker's signature.
He said: "Nic is an excellent capture for the football club, and many clubs were chasing his signature. His goalscoring record is second to none, in the last couple of seasons, he has been consistently at the top end of the scoring charts, and was the leading goalscorer in the Northern Premier League North West division last season.
"He scored 52 times in just over 70 games for Ramsbottom over the last two seasons, which shows the consistency he offers. Nic has actually played at this level with Ashton United, but he wasn't really given the chance to show what he could do with him being in and out of the side, but he's worked hard to get back to this level.
"He offers unbelievable pace, and great qualities in the final third. His end product is improving in line with his goals return and he offers us a completely different threat in our forward line. He's a Manchester-based lad and we're very pleased to have added him to our strike force. I'm excited to see what he does at this level and i'm sure he's going to give a few defenders some nightmares, but also excite our supporters with his style of football.
We wish Nic all the best for his time with us and hopefully he can become just as popular with Nash supporters, as he had done with those at Ramsbottom.