New Signing: Scott Bakkor

Atherton Collieries are pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Bakkor from Warrington Rylands. The striker joins with a highly respected goal-scoring record within non-league football. Most recently signing for Warrington Rylands in March, Scott scored 4 times in 6 appearances as the club progressed towards the NPL Division One West title, including a vital goal against title rivals Workington. Prior to joining Rylands, Scott most notably enjoyed prolific spells with Stalybridge, notching 19 goals and 17 assists from 117 appearances, and Witton Albion, where he most recently scored five over the brief 2020-21 season. Speaking on the signing, manager Brad Cooke said: "I'm delighted to sign Scott! I judge a player on the threat they cause when we've played against them, and in Scott's case at both Witton and Stalybridge we have always highlighted him as the biggest threat. "I've been a long term admirer due to his pace and willingness to work at the top of the pitch, along with his goal-scoring record. It's another building block as we continue to improve both on and off the pitch. "12 months ago he was probably the most sought after striker in our division, so for us to get this signing over the line is a huge coup for the football club!" The Warrington Town youth graduate has also represented Skelmersdale, scoring 9 from 13 in 2017/18, Colwyn Bay, scoring 11 goals in 2016/17, and Clitheroe, scoring 25 goals in 64 games over two stints, alongside a brief spell at Curzon Ashton. More player news will be announced in due course, alongside details of our exciting pre-season schedule. Player sponsorship details will also be announced in due course. Photo: John Hopkins Article: Rob Clarke

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