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Abbott becomes Miller’s first signing

Former Boston United midfielder Brad Abbott has joined Spennymoor Town becoming Tommy Miller’s first signing since becoming permanent manager.

Abbott, 26, began his career at Barnsley and made five appearances in League One for the Tykes, before loan spells at Harrogate Town, Chester and Barrow.

After a stint with Buxton, the midfielder joined fellow National League North side Boston where he featured multiple times against Moors.

“I’ve played against Spennymoor with Boston for the last three or four seasons, so I didn’t really need the club pitching to me as I’ve always looked at it from the outside and fancied it.

Brad Abbott

Following his signing, Abbott spoke to Moors TV about his ambitions with the club. He said:

“I was originally meant to be signing in January and that was when Tommy first made contact with me, but after the season was suspended, I have had to wait for the chance to come up and sign with the club.

“I personally remember Tommy when I was a 13-year-old playing for Sheffield Wednesday’s youth set-up when he was in the first team! That’s my earliest memory of him, but his first contact with me directly came when I became available at the end of 2020.

“I’ve played against Spennymoor with Boston for the last three or four seasons, so I didn’t really need the club pitching to me as I’ve always looked at it from the outside and fancied it.

“Tommy has spoke to me about the club wanting to develop and get promoted, and it’s clear there is a set-up in place here which points in the right direction.

“I want to win and get promoted, and I hope I can achieve that with Spennymoor.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and playing in front of the returning fans. The supporters have always been good up here and it’s clear it means everything to them, which it should.

“Myself and the rest of the lads can’t wait to pull on the shirt and get going in the new season.”

“It’s clear to see he is going to fit in well and be a great addition to what we are trying to achieve.”

Tommy Miller

Miller expressed his delight after reaching an agreement with the midfielder. He said:

“Brad is a player the club tried to sign just before lockdown at the start of the year. He has always impressed us when he has played against us during his time at Boston.

“He played an integral role in the Boston side which narrowly lost out in the play-off final against Altrincham last year, and we are delighted he has decided to sign for the club amidst interest from other clubs, some of which play in the National League.

“After showing him around The Brewery Field and introducing him to the staff at the ground, it’s clear to see he is going to fit in well and be a great addition to what we are trying to achieve.”

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