After FC Halifax Town confirmed the signing Dominic Marie from Winsford United last week, the 18 year-old has admitted he is excited about the move and hopes he can score goals for the Shaymen in the future.
Dominic said: “It’s an exciting time for me and an exciting period coming up, I just hope I can do the business on the pitch. My main attribute would be that I give 100% every time I have the kit on, I like closing down defenders and putting pressure on them. Hopefully I can bring goals to the team, I like using my pace in behind defenders but my main target will be to try score goals and help the team win football matches.”
The 6ft3 striker has trained with Neil Aspin’s men but will be loaned straight back to Winsford for a month before returning to the Shay. He explained how the move came about: “I’ve been with Winsford for a few months now and their previous manager Eddie Haslam has a few connections with Halifax and I was doing quite well under him, so they were trying to sort out a move early on in November, early December time and then obviously we had the change of manager and the new manager has followed that through.
A scout for Halifax has been to watch me a few times and I did quite well and had a few good games whilst he was watching. I then came to training and enjoyed it thoroughly and then I finally signed early this week so that’s really good for me.
“Neil has been fantastic from day one, I’ve spoken to him throughout the move and he has been really supportive and encouraging and I am looking forward to working under him, he seems like a really great guy and looks like he gets on with all the players.
The initial agreement was that I was going to stay at Winsford till the end of the season, obviously because of my age and the step up of coming to Halifax, with it being a very high level. Though in training I’ve been enjoying it and doing okay so I think it’s just going to be another month maybe, it may be extended a little bit longer. The plan belonged to me, there was never a rush for me to get into the first team squad at Halifax but hopefully I can keep doing well at Winsford and I’ll kick on from there I guess.”
The forward follows in the footsteps of Lois Maynard, who joined the Shaymen in 2013 from Winsford United and Marie said: “Even from my very first training session at Halifax I got on very well with Lois, obviously we have a lot of mutual friends back in Winsford so we have been talking and he has been great, he has helped me settle in really well and get settled in with the lads, even though they are a cracking bunch but Lois especially is the guy I’ve been speaking to the most.”
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