07 Jun 2018 in News
Curzon Ashton are delighted to announce the signing of defender Michael Clarke from Stockport County.
The 28-year-old made the decision to depart Edgeley Park at the end of last season after making 81 appearances at the heart of County’s defence.
Starting out as a striker with Woodley Sports, Michael scored 21 goals in 59 appearances for Northwich Victoria across a two-year spell before moving to Rushall Olympic for an undisclosed fee.
After returning to the Vics for a second term, Clarke was converted to a centre-half before attracting the attention of Stockport and making the step up to the National League North in 2016.
On the signing of Clarke, manager John Flanagan commented: “It goes without saying that I’m delighted to welcome Mike to Curzon. He’s a player I’ve known for quite a few years from back in his Woodley Sports days. He will help us add to the competition in the squad, which is something we will definitely benefit from.
“He’s also got quite a lot of experience at centre-forward so we’ve got the flexibility of playing him in either position. He will bring lots of experience to the team and at 28 he’s a great age for a centre-half. We have added another top player to the excellent group we have already.”
Everyone at Curzon would like to extend a warm welcome to Michael and wish him well with his time at the Tameside Stadium!