Spennymoor Town First Team Manager Jason Ainsley announced a new addition to the squad last night. He said:
‘I am pleased to announce the signing of Ian Ward from West Auckland.
Wardy will give us a good physical presence and the ability to hold the ball up and bring others into the game which we miss when Liam Henderson is unavailable.
He will certainly add a different dimension to us and allow the other strikers to feed off him and bring the midfield lads into the game.
He played against us many times for Durham and was always a real handful for our defenders and caused us lots of problems. He proved he can make the step up at Darlington where he scored 5 goals in 7 appearances and is a player who wants another opportunity at playing at a higher level and proving himself again.
I’ve seen most teams in this league now and he will certainly cause problems to them.
We wish him every success at the club.’
Ian added ‘I’m looking forward to the challenge and to play for my hometown team was a massive factor in the move, however I would like to thank west for the cooperation in the transfer process and Anth Smith in particular who has been tremendous with me since him and Rushy came in.’