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Celts Complete First Summer Signing

We are delighted to announce our first new summer signing as Adam Lakeland has added goalkeeper Elliot Wynne to the squad for the upcoming campaign.

Elliot has made the switch from fellow National League North side Altrincham.

The gaffer was pleased to get the deal over the line, as he said: “I’m delighted that Elliot has joined us, becoming our first signing of the close season.

“I sat down with the staff at the end of the season and we highlighted the need to strengthen our goalkeeper department to add further competition for places. Kyle was excellent for us last season and is a top young keeper, and in (Mark) Bowers we have a very experienced and popular individual – albeit at the back end of his career.

“We spoke to several goalkeepers, as we do when looking to strengthen any area of the group, but the enthusiasm, hunger to play and desire to continue developing was evident to see in Elliot and I’m really pleased that he has joined us.

“He played a number of games for Altrincham at the beginning of last season so has some experience of the National North which is important, as well as a strong presence, agility and technical qualities which fit the attributes we look for in a goalkeeper.

“Whilst we have always had a small squad in my time at the Club, we have players who can be utilised in several positions which gives us competition for places throughout the team.

“Having completed the signing of Elliot, we now have two top young goalkeepers who will be challenging for the number one shirt and that healthy competition will help both of them improve.”

Wynne made seven appearances for the Robins in his debut season for the club following spells at Abbey Hey, Glossop North End and Lancaster.

The shot stopper started his career with Oldham Athletic and cannot wait to get going as a Celtic player, as he said: “I played at this level last season and thoroughly enjoyed it. The opportunity was offered to come to Farsley and I couldn’t turn it down.

“I’ve heard only positive things about the changing room/ management and felt that this move would be only positive with regards to mine and also the team performance over the year to come.

“I believe I can bring enthusiasm and energy. I am excited to get to know the lads and to play alongside them. I like the style of play that the gaffer (Adam Lakeland) plays and I feel I can only contribute to that positively using the experience I already have.

“Looking ahead to this campaign, I just want us to do as well as possible – the ultimate aim is promotion at the end of the season and it would be outstanding for us to achieve that.

“For myself it is about week in week out performances and keeping those clean sheets and doing everything I can to ensure we get the win at the end of every game, I cannot wait to get started at the club.”

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