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Basford Snap-Up Defensive Duo

3 years ago By Simon Ball-McQueen

Basford United are pleased to announce the signing of centre back Rob McCormick and the return of right back David Boafo to the club.

Basford United are pleased to announce the signing of centre back Rob McCormick and the return of right back David Boafo to the club.

Locally-born 24 year-old McCormick, last played for Shepshed Dynamo but after a short break from the game, the former Mansfield Town youngster is looking forward to the quality of football that United can offer him:

“It’s about trying to play the best football that I can at the highest level possible. I want to try and keep myself as consistent as I can, I believe consistency is the key for a good season.” said McCormick.

27 year-old Boafo last played for United during their 2013/14 campaign before moving on to local rivals Long Eaton United, last season.

However, the Nottingham born defender didn’t take too much persuading to return to Greenwich Avenue in time for the start of the new 2015/16 season:

“Coming back was the right decision for me - I enjoyed my time when I was here and obviously the club is still ambitious, the chairman and management team want big things for the club."

Boafo went on to add: “In the past five years they’ve just come on in leaps and bounds and we don’t know where it’s going to end, so I just want to be a part of that.”

Speaking to basfordunited.co.uk today, Manager Martin Carruthers was clearly delighted with the capture of the defensive duo, saying:

“They’re two players I know very well, both have played for me before, they’re reliable, very good players, who’ll do very well for us at this level.”

“Boafo is a very good defender, quick, great around the dressing room, same with Rob, he’s strong in the air, a physical presence, both bring steel to the back line.”

Carruthers also seemed to be far from finished, as far as new signings are concerned, as he went on to add:

“We’re not going to stand still, there’s still plenty of quality players out there and anything we can do to strengthen before the start of the season, we will do.“

Both players should be available for next Tuesday’s (28th July) big pre-season home clash with League Two side Mansfield Town (7.45 kick-off). Admission will be £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

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