Alex Simmons Bolsters Attack

Alex Simmons Bolsters Attack

Gainsborough Trinity have this evening fought off stiff competition to land the signing of Alex Simmons, following his release from near neighbours, Lincoln City. Simmons, who spent time on loan at FC Halifax last season, scoring eight times in the process, actually played against Gainsborough, back in September when he was on the mark for the Shaymen as Trinity came out 3-2 winners against the side who would join AFC Fylde in the National League next season.

Alex has been known to Trinity’s Dave Frecklington for a long time, the boss having previously had the Lincoln based forward on a Work Experience deal whilst managing Lincoln United, subsequently keeping tabs on the exciting prospect ever since.

"I have been chasing him all through the summer, if I am honest," Frecklington revealed, "And I am delighted to have been able to secure his services for the season. I have left room in my budget to be able to bring Alex to the club, as I have known he has had other offers, but he is a local boy. He’s Lincoln based and is only 15-20 minutes from the ground. He is the type of player the supporters will really get behind."

Frecks went on to describe his latest capture: "He’s left footed, quick and aggressive, with a point to prove. I am delighted to be able to bring him to the football club. He is the whole package – and I can’t wait to start working with him again. Alex is exactly the type of character that Terry and I want to bring to Gainsborough!"

Speaking following signing, Alex was quick to pay tribute to the manager, "A big draw to signing was the manager. Having worked with him and seeing the type of players he has brought in already, I could see the club are heading in the right direction. I’ve played at Gainsborough a few times and there has always been a buzz about the place. When I met Frecks the other week, I was certain that it was here I wanted to be."

The new man continued, "I know people at the club were disappointed where we finished last season, but I am hoping for much better this season and I can’t wait to get started, playing games, scoring goals and winning football matches."

The attack minded 21 year old, despite his tender years has had spells on loan at FC Halifax, Spalding, Boston United, Grantham Town and Lincoln United, but will be looking to nail down a regular starting place in Dave Frecklington’s Gainsborough Trinity side ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Welcome to the club, Alex. Here’s to a long and prosperous spell at Gainsborough Trinity Football Club.

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