Coveted midfielder becomes Moors’ sixth signing

Spennymoor Town have bolstered their midfield with the capture of former Guiseley and Huddersfield Town midfielder Jamie Spencer.

Spencer captained the Terriers’ under 18 side and became a key player for their under 23s.  He went on to play for Bradford Park Avenue for two years, before making the move to Guiseley at the start of 2019/20.

The 22-year-old describes himself as a box-to-box number eight who likes to score goals and becomes a strong option in central midfield for Jason Ainsley, alongside Robert Ramshaw, Jamie Chandler and new man Jason Kennedy.  He becomes The Moors’ sixth summer signing, following Kennedy, Adam Blakeman, Tyler Forbes, Dale Eve and Stephen Thompson to the County Durham club.

He had a number of offers on the table from around non league football, but chose to join Spennymoor after speaking to the management team and visiting The Brewery Field.

Spencer was on-site at The Brewery Field with his family this morning to finalise the deal and sign on the dotted line.

He spent time discovering the ground improvements and discussing the future of the club with the First Team Management and the Club’s Board.

 

Jason Ainsley eulogised about the signing of a well-fancied player.  He said: “Jamie is a player we have had our eye on over the last few years, ever since he left Huddersfield.

“He became a leader at an early age and captained Guiseley several times last season.  He is a real competitor with high energy and composure on the ball.  He is also very capable of scoring goals.

“There was a lot of interest in him from teams in the league above, as well as ours.  So for him to come to Spennymoor shows the ambition and intent of this club.”

 

There is more to come on Jamie’s signing, so look out for his first interview as a Spennymoor Town player tomorrow on Moors TV.

In the meantime, check out his highlights from last season, courtesy of Guiseley!