‘The right time to make move’

Ryan Oliver
Ryan Oliver

Ryan Oliver feels ready for a new challenge at Spalding United.

The striker completed his move from Deeping Rangers 
after playing in Tuesday’s 
Lincolnshire Senior Trophy quarter-final win at Bourne Town.

Oliver will lead the attack on his Tulips debut at home to Newcastle Town on Saturday in the Evo-Stik League First Division South.

He admitted: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing at a higher standard with some quality footballers and giving it a go.

“I’ve been at Deeping for a couple of years but I felt this was the right time to move and challenge myself.

“Deeping manager Tuncay Korkmaz has been absolutely fantastic about it.

“He told me to take up the challenge at Spalding and said the door is always open to go back to Deeping.

“I have dual registration 
so, for example, when I’m 
cup-tied next weekend I could play for Deeping again.

“I know Spalding have 
got some good strikers in 
Andrew Tidswell, Mark Jones and Tom Waumsley.

“Some people will say they are better players than me so it’s down to myself to prove them wrong!

“Spalding manager Pat Rayment came in for me last pre-season and I originally 
turned down the move as I didn’t feel it was the right 
time.

“I thought my game time would be limited but I know Pat wants a target man and hopefully I can produce the goods.

“I also wanted to see how the season started at Deeping 
and it hasn’t been a great 
time. I think what happened behind the scenes affected 
the way we started.

“But this move to Spalding is a fresh start for me now.”