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3 years ago By Steve Hobson

James Burch speaks to new signing Jack Sherratt.

“Ashton United will be a great club to play for!” Jack Sherratt, Winger.

Before the arrival of Kevin Leadbetter last month, Ashton United had been playing with just one out and out winger all season, with Kayde Coppin hogging the touchline with great success. However, Paul Phillip’s is delighted to announce that as from today, the Robins now have another wide man on their books... in the form of former Leyton Orient player Jack Sherratt.

21 year-old, Sherratt has an amazing back story. Starting off as a student at Manchester Metropolitan University, the then teenager won the ‘Samsung Win a Pro competition’ and since then his life has gone from student to professional football.

Having now left Brisbane Road and recently played at Northwich Victoria, Sherratt is excited to play at Hurst Cross and aims working under the leadership of Phillo and Ackers, promotion to the Conference North is on the horizon;

“Paul and Steve have watched me play a number of times and approached me to sign for Ashton United.”

Adding; “I can see that both managers have a lot of football experience playing at a high level and that Ashton United will be a great club to play for.”

Winning the chance to play for the North-London based club in 2013, was no gimmick. The Stoke-on-Trent born winger has real talent and hopes to add to the quality already in the team, having also played for Conference North side Stalybridge Celtic in the past;

“It is down to me to prove that I deserve a regular place in the team. I feel I can bring creativity and attacking quality to the team.”

This season, the Robins have had a strong connection with Evo-Stik D1N side Northwich Victoria, with Richard Bennett leaving Hurst Cross to play at Valley Road; Scott Harries (temporarily) and now Jack Sherratt coming the other way.

Sherratt told the official club website he spoke to the aforementioned Bennett before putting pen to paper at the Tameside club;

“I spoke to Richard Bennett about his experiences with the club. All the feedback was positive and he told me the side is full of a great set of lads.”

The winger has been an ever present on Vic’s team sheet this season. Now at Hurst Cross the winger hopes to take his big chance and help the side win promotion to the holy grail of 6th tier football come April;

“My aim personally is to win a place in the starting eleven, and as a team to achieve promotion.”

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