Stalybridge Celtic have announced the signing of striker Scott Spencer.
Spencer joins us from Stockport County, but will be most familiar to the Celtic faithful from his time at Hyde United where he scored in his first nine games.
Spencer came through the youth ranks at his home-town club of Oldham Athletic, sticking with them, despite an approach from Bolton Wanderers in 2005.
Such was his scoring form that Everton eventually lured him to Goodison in 2006. Although he didn’t make it to the first-team for the Toffees, he was sent out on loan in 2008 to first Yeovil and then Macclesfield Town, before signing for Rochdale in 2009 where he made four first-team appearances.
In 2010 he joined Southend United, making seventeen appearances and scoring four times including on his debut from the bench against Huddersfield Town.
In 2011 he made the switch to Lincoln City, going on to make nine appearances, but was unable to find a goal, and moved to Hyde in 2011, where he spent three seasons and became a crowd favourite scoring 50 goals (including one from the spot on his debut that marked the start of scoring in his first nine games).
He made 102 appearances, helping Hyde to the title and promotion.
In 2014 he made three loan appearances for FC Halifax Town, whilst Hyde were in the Premier, scoring twice, before returning to Hyde and finishing their first season in non-League’s top flight with 35 goals and the player of the season award.
He made a season-long switch to Stockport County in 2014, before returning in 2015 to Hyde, where he made another impressive season, despite a three-month ban.
In 2016 he moved back to Stockport from where he joins Celtic.
Spencer is looking forward to the challenge ahead and said: “I’ve always enjoyed playing at Bower Fold even for the opposition and It will be good to get stuck in. I’ve no illusions about what I’ve been brought here to do and that’s score and make the goals that we need to lift us up the table.
“There’s a great spirit here. I’m really looking forward to it”.
He got off to a personal good start for his new club, scoring against Alfreton Town on Saturday, but it was in a losing cause as the Reds ran out 3-2 winners