New deal for Olly Thornley

13 Aug 2020 in News

New deal for Olly Thornley New deal for Olly Thornley

Curzon defender Oliver Thornley has extended his stay at the Tameside Stadium for another year, committing to the club ahead of the 2020/21 Vanarama National League North season.

Since making his senior debut against Brackley Town in March 2017, Thornley has established himself as a relative regular in the Nash back four.

The imposing defender scored during last season's opening day win over Bradford Park Avenue, and went on to clock up 14 appearances under former manager, Mark Bradshaw.

Steve Cunningham was delighted to keep the highly rated defender at the club, revealing that Thornley will undoubtedly play his part this season.

He said: "I'm really pleased to have retained Olly, he's a key figure head within the football club, he's been there for such a long time having come through the youth set-up. Even though he's only young, he's built like a man mountain and he's already got plenty of experience despite his age.

"There's been so much progression in his game, and he's certainly a great prospect for the next few seasons. He offers great pace, he's very good on the ball and if you're looking for a player who can play out from the back, he's certainly amongst the best in the league.

"Obviously, there's areas we want to work on with Olly to make even better and stronger, but his willingess to learn is there and we're really excited as a new management team to see how we can help him develop his game, and take him to the levels that he can potentially reach.

"I'm really pleased to have him on board, and in our young back line, Olly, with the amount of games he has played, will be one of the more experienced heads. We have some really good, fierce competition between four or five young, hungry lads who are eager to progress up the ladder, which is exciting."

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