FC United of Manchester have confirmed that strikers Brodie Litchfield and Kurt Willoughby, along with centre-back Chris Lynch have become the club’s first signings of the summer.
Litchfield joins from Stocksbridge, whilst Willoughby comes on board from Clitheroe where he finished top scorer in the Evo-Stik North with an impressive 33 goals, as FC United manager Tom Greaves looks to strengthen the club’s forward line. Vastly-experienced former Salford captain Chris Lynch adds experience to the heart of the defence.
Along with the new additions, midfielder Jamal Crawford has signed on for the upcoming season after making 12 appearances in his first campaign.
Discussing the new signings, Greaves said: “We are delighted with our first three signings of the summer, Lynchy brings with him a wealth of experience, a no nonsense centre half who’s no stranger to the FC United fans. He’s a leader, a winner who wears his heart on his sleeve and will strengthen our back line.”
“Brodie is an exciting young player who will have the fans on the edge of their seats, his pace and his skill will see him create and score goals, he’s the type of player the fans will love. Kurt joins us after a few great seasons with Clitheroe, his consistent goal scoring record is something we’ve been missing since the departure of Jason Gilchrist last season and Kurt has come in to fill that void.
“He’s created a lot of attention after hitting over 30 goals in all competitions this season so we are delighted Kurt has put pen to paper for FC United. We are also very pleased Jamal Crawford has committed to stay with us for another season, Jamal got better and better as the season went on and showed us all the qualities he has.
“His pace is a nightmare for defenders and we are all very excited to see Jamal progress even further this season.”