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Parr gives Celts a timely boostSOCCER: Stalybridge Celtic supporters turned out at a ‘meet the manager’ forum at Bower Fold and looked on as Kevin Parr re signed for the club.11:23, 7 MAY 2005Updated11:43, 22 JAN 2013Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!
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SOCCER: Stalybridge Celtic supporters turned out at a ‘meet the manager’ forum at Bower Fold and looked on as Kevin Parr re signed for the club.
The popular locally based midfielder, who turned 30 just a few weeks ago, now looks likely to figure prominently as Celtic strive to regain their Nationwide Conference status at the first attempt.
Celtic manager Dave Miller was a happy man when speaking to the Advertiser.
He said: “Kevin has had one or two other offers since the end of last season, so I’m delighted that he has finally decided to stay at Celtic.
“Kevin is a great club man and has really shown his loyalty.
“His signing will give the club a real boost.”
It’s been another busy week for Miller who was also set to sign utility man Kenny Mayers on Tuesday from Lancaster City.
However, on the down side, it now looks increasingly unlikely that striker Sammy Ayorinde will start the new UniBond premier division season.
Miller said: “I’ve spoken to Sammy this week and he has indicated that he wants to try his luck elsewhere.
“He feels that a drop down a league may not help his Nigerian international ambitions,
so he’s hoping that maybe a Conference club will come in for him.
“The offer of terms from me is still there for Sammy, but it appears that money talks in this business nowadays.
“I’m not going to be held to ransom by anybody.”
Former club skipper Matty Woods hasn’t yet said whether he will be rejoining Celtic.
Boss Miller offered Woods the chance to stay after last season’s relegation, but the former Chester City centre half is waiting to hear if anyone from the Conference makes an offer over the summer.
Full back Dave German will sign for Celtic this weekend from Leigh. He was away last week so didn’t sign.
Meanwhile, former Stalybridge Celtic skipper Paul Beesley has turned down a proposed move to Mossley after being offered a coaching role at a higher level club.
Beesley, the influential ex Leeds United, Manchester City and Sheffield United centre half, contacted Mossley manager Ally Pickering with the news that he wouldn’t be linking up with the ambitious Seel Park club.
Pickering said: “I played against Paul a few times when I was at Coventry, but I recently got to speak to him at length when we were on the same UEFA B coaching course.
“I asked him to join me as my assistant, but he rang me on Monday and said he’s been offered a good coaching job elsewhere.
“Paul appeared really keen to join Mossley when we spoke about terms, but I’ll have to turn my attentions elsewhere now.”
Pickering is on the lookout for a right hand man following the departure of Carl Kelly at the end of last season.