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Harrop Becomes A Robin!

3 years ago By Steve Hobson

James Burch talks to Max Harrop, the latest edition to the Ashton United squad.

“This is a club I want to be at!” Winger, Max Harrop.

"Nantwich as a club are a bit too quiet for me. I remember last season seeing a scuffle in the tunnel after a game at Hurst Cross and thinking… this is a club I want to be at!”

Ashton United have this week signed attacker Max Harrop from Nantwich Town. The 21 year-old has a great pedigree in the game having started his career with Liverpool’s academy, before signing for Bury in 2010 and making eight senior appearances at Gigg Lane over a three year period.

Harrop, whose brother Kyle has enjoyed a spell at Hurst Cross too, has been at Nantwich Town since 2013 and will bring great strength and depth to the Robins side.

Having worked under former Ashton United manager Danny Johnson, as well as playing with the likes of Danny Caldecott, Iain Howard and Terry Smith. Harrop knows what the club is about and spoke to the official club website for the first time, since becoming a Robin’s player:

“I’m buzzing to have signed. I can’t wait to get going, I’m gutted I have to wait a few weeks until I can actually play, but I am really happy to now be an Ashton United player. Of course my brother helped me a lot in deciding to join. Everybody I’ve talked too has had only good words to say about Ashton United. I’m good friends with Sam Wilson too and he played a big part in helping me decide to join at Hurst Cross.”

Harrop leaves Nantwich Town sitting in 17th position and now has ambitions to help the Robins reach the top of the table especially after the wide man has had real experience playing against his now new team in the past;

“Ashton United are flying this season. Everytime I have played against them in the past they have been incredibly hard to beat and they are incredibly solid. Sometimes at Nantwich it was easy to beat us at times.”

Harrop always stands out when he is playing. With an arsenal of skills in his weaponry, the attacker wants to bring competition to the likes of Kayde Coppin, Jack Sherratt and Martin Hill on the wings and plans to score goals in the remaining month of the season.

“I hope to bring flair and creativity to the team. I work hard on and off the field and try to score goals whenever I can. I have a winning mentality and I know the club have a real will to win too. Paul Phillips and Steve Halford are a good pair. I aim to get promoted this season. I want to help the club move up to the next stage in the footballing pyramid.”

Where next?

Leddy At The Ready! Kevin Leadbetter speaks to James Burch.

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