Jimmy Spencer Extends Farsley Stay
We are delighted to announce that striker Jimmy Spencer has signed a new two-year contract to remain with the club until 2023.
Spencer joined the club in 2018, and was named Northern Premier League Player of the Year in his first season at the Citadel as he helped the club to the NPL Premier Division title.
The forward has scored 45 goals in his 108 appearances for Farsley, which includes 9 goals in 20 appearances in the truncated 2020/21 season.
Jimmy Spencer was delighted to extend his stay, saying: “I dropped down to this level a few seasons ago now and I’ve enjoyed my football the most, which is down to the management really, and that was a big factor in me staying.
“The club in general is a good club to be at, at the minute, and things are looking up so I’m delighted to be extending my stay.”
Looking ahead to next season, Spencer continued: “Hopefully next season we can go that one step further and get into the playoffs, that’s what a lot of the lads and the management are talking about, that’s what we’re aiming for.
“The games we’ve played at this level have been again some top teams, some full-time, and I think we’ve given them more than a game, we’ve beaten a few of those top teams, and we’ve earned the right to be in this league.
“I’m sure we’ll probably be favourites to go down, it’s just one of those things that comes with a club like Farsley that hasn’t been much higher than this in its history. We’ve got a squad here, a good set of lads and I don’t see why we can’t prove those doubters wrong so to speak.”
Adam Lakeland said: “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to secure Jimmy for the next two seasons.
“In my opinion he’s the best number nine in this league in terms of offering a focal point to a team, bringing people into play with his back to goal, and he’s been a real key player for us over the last three seasons.
“For him to have committed for the next two seasons to us is massive. I think it’s also worth mentioning that because he’s such a good player he’s been in high demand, and there’s a number of clubs that have been throwing outrageous signing-on fees at him, and that can always turn a player’s head slightly.
“But in the end, Jimmy’s committed because he enjoys being a part of Farsley Celtic, he has a good relationship with myself and the staff, and of course the players.
“Although he doesn’t look like it at times because of the nature of his game, he’s playing with a smile on his face and he’s enjoying his game, and ultimately I believe that’s when you get the best Jimmy Spencer.
“I think he deserves incredible credit for that in a day and an age where money is being banded about in football willy-nilly considering we’ve just gone through a global pandemic.
“It’s sometimes easy for players to follow the pound signs, and I think it shows his character, that he’s opted for the things he values most over money, and I’m absolutely delighted that I can continue working with him over the next couple of seasons.”