Rayment ‘excited’ to add Rodney

Pat Rayment
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Striker Nialle Rodney has boosted Spalding United’s attacking options.

The 24-year-old – who began his career with Nottingham Forest – agreed a deal on Wednesday to join the Tulips.

Rodney has also played for Bradford City, Lincoln City and Hartlepool United.

Spalding boss Pat Rayment said: “He took a season out to set up his own business which us now up and running.

“He wants to enjoy playing football again and we are more than happy to provide that opportunity.

“We are excited by the prospect of having him up front because he looked very good in training on Tuesday night.”

Rodney could make his debut for Spalding in the Evo-Stik League First Division South trip to Market Drayton Town on Saturday.

Rayment added: “We won 4-0 there last season but I think they have improved since then.

“There are no easy games and we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves.

“We are still not playing anywhere near our capacity in terms of what we see from the lads in training.

“With their ability we know there is so much more to come out.

“The performance levels have been sporadic but that’s not through a lack of effort.

“The players are fully aware of what they can do. We know we could give someone a good hiding pretty soon.

“When Stafford Rangers beat us they celebrated like they had won the league.

“Every other manager views coming to Spalding as the hardest game of the season. That shows we have come a long way in a short space of time.”

Meanwhile, Will Rawdon has joined Stamford and the Tulips have also released George Zuerner and Jack Barlow.