It is no surprise that with the club doing so well at the present time that the vultures are circling and trying to pick off the players who have helped propel Ossett Town into play-off contention, it is great news however that the squad Grant Black has put together are all pulling together in the same direction and that has proven to again be the case as Tyrone Gay has turned down offers elsewhere to remain at Ingfield.
Now in his second full season at Ossett Town, Gay has established himself as a key member of the side and Black is over the moon that he is staying “Ty is the gentle giant who has a calming presence around the team and is vital for us. His football ability is a great asset to us and his is a major part of why we are where we are”.
Things could have been so different as Gay was unavailable for selection following a horror injury at Trafford last January it looked like his season was over, and there was doubt whether he would play at this level again – the support he received that day is one of the reasons for his loyalty today:
“When I was injured last season everyone at the club really supported me, especially the Chairman and his wife Dawn. They went to the hospital with me, missing the coach home so Vice-Chairman Lee Broadbent had to come back over for them later”.
“A lot of people are working hard to improve the clubs status and the team have made a great start to the season. Performing well and picking up points. The chemistry within the playing squad and staff is strong, so looking forward to the remainder of the season.”
“Hopefully we can thank the supporters for their dedication by having a season they will be proud of”.
Gay is certainly having a season to be proud of on a personal level, with seven goals already he is well on the way to beating his personal best of 11 when playing for Bringhouse Town. Impressive for a defender.
His 19 league games this season has seen the club concede just 22 goals, keeping seven clean sheets. The majority of those appearances have seen him turn out next to Andy Hawksworth with who he has formed an excellent central defensive partnership.
Gay will be looking to make his 16th consecutive appearance for Town at Burscough tomorrow, and that will be his 48th appearance in a Red shirt.
Source: Ossett Town