Billy Smart says a move to Witton Albion was “impossible to turn down” after speaking to manager Carl Macauley, writes Matt Turner.

The 23-year-old midfielder became Albion’s first signing of the summer when his move from Marine was confirmed last week.

Smart, who has also played in the Northern Premier League’s top-flight for Warrington Town following spells at Bootle and Burscough, was voted by fans as the Crosby club’s best performer last season.

However he says Macauley sold brilliantly to him a move to Wincham Park.

“I can’t wait to get going and meet the lads,” he said.

“I know a couple of them, such as Will Jones and Matty Devine, but it will be good to meet the others.

“It was hard for me to leave Marine because I get on with the fans, players and manager really well.

“I wasn’t really thinking about leaving, but then Macca asked me to meet him. I thought I’d go and listen to what he had to say.

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