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Brackley Town: Player Spotlight

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 28 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town will be looking for victory number eight in succession this weekend when they host Brackley Town at the MBi Shay Stadium.

This week’s player spotlight will focus on Brackley’s leading goal scorer for this campaign. Many would be quick in thinking this would one of Brackley’s frontmen, however it is midfielder James Armson who tops the goal scoring chart with five.

The central attacking midfielder joined The Saints in the summer and has been an integral part of manager Kevin Wilkins’s set up. His last strike came via the penalty spot in Brackley’s 5-0 demolition of Southern League Central Division side Beaconsfield Town.

Prior to his current time with Brackley, the 26-year-old has spent almost all his playing career at his hometown club and fellow National League North members Nuneaton Town.

He is a man that defines the word versatility. In his 6-year spell at the club he played in every position across the pitch– including a cameo appearance as goalkeeper. He played over 100 games for the club before his departure in July 2015 – when he made a transfer to National League side Solihull Moors.

However, Armson’s time at Moors was short-lived as he departed after just the one season. He made 34 appearances for the club – finding the back of the net 9 times.  However only 14 of those were from the starting line-up and Armson grew frustrated in regards to the lack of regular football.

Solihull manager Marcus Bignot explained “Jimmy informed me of his desire to play regular football week in week out next season. It is a definite loss, with the belief I had in him, for this season. I can understand his views though, wanting guaranteed football next season.”

At Brackley he has found that, and has manage to already exceed the number of starts he made for Solihull with 14 appearances on the board so far this season.

He is certainly one to watch out for this weekend down at the Shay.

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