Special Kay commits to Brig for another season

Matty Kay pictured  with Brig boss Neil Crowe
Matty Kay pictured with Brig boss Neil Crowe

Matty Kay has shown his commitment to Neil Crowe’s Bamber Bridge side by penning a one-year contract at the Sir Tom Finney stadium.

Club captain Kay was one of Brig’s top performers in the 2013/14 Evo Stik League Division One North season.

And the consistent performances led to a substantial offer from league rivals Lancaster City.

But after much deliberation, Kay rejected a move to the

Giant Axe stadium.

The offer from Lancaster prompted the club to move quickly to reward Kay’s loyalty.

Boss Crowe said: “Matty rejected a substantial contract offer from Lancaster.

“It shows his loyalty that he wants to stay here at Bamber Bridge and play his football.

“I sat down and had a chat with him and I said I wanted to keep him here.

“His loyalty has been rewarded with a new contract and I’m delighted he has signed with us.”

And star man Ally Waddecar is another Brig player to sign on the dotted line.

Waddecar put in a number of man-of-the-match performances last season and Brig have rewarded the tricky forward with a new two-year deal.

But two players will be departing the Sir Tom Finney Stadium – defender Roberto Bonaminio and striker Greg Johnstone.

Bonaminio has signed for Clitheroe which better suits his work commitments.

Johnstone, who has recently recovered from a broken leg, felt his ankles were causing him a number of problems and he could not perform at the maximum level due to the rigorous training.

Crowe added: “I’m sad to lose both, but Roberto is training to be a solicitor and he has two huge years ahead of him.

“Work won’t allow him to leave early, and he works in Clitheroe so it is easier for him.

“Greg told me he is struggling with injuries and he felt he can’t continue.”

Midfielder Jerome Watt has also left the club.

n The draws for the FA Cup and FA Trophy took place on Friday. Brig will travel to Stocksbridge Park Steel on Saturday, August 30, in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup before meeting up with Lancaster City on Saturday, October 18, in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round.