Following the news that popular goalkeeper Cam Belford was leaving FC following the expiry of his loan agreement, Neil Reynolds has moved quickly to secure the services of FC’s new #1, Ollie Martin.
Ollie, 24, joins FC following a two year stint at Radcliffe, where he clinched both promotion and the Young Player of the Year award in the 18/19 season, and has kept an impressive 33 out of 90 clean sheets in his time there. After being released in mid-April by Radcliffe, he was a player that was of interest to many clubs.
Neil Reynolds announced his signing live on FCUM Radio and he said "We had a vacancy for the #1 shirt and I’m a big big admirer of Ollie, I have been watching him both playing against FC and going to their games and the thought of getting him to FC United is really exciting. I got to talk to Ollie about an offer and it wasn’t the offer he was looking for but we sold him the club, and he came back to us and said he’d be delighted to take the opportunity to join us, it’s been a long term ambition for him so we’ve done a virtual handshake over the phone, and I’m delighted to secure a new #1 who I’m sure will be a fans favourite next season"
Ollie was delighted to be presented with the opportunity:"Very happy to be coming to FC United of Manchester, I loved playing at Broadhurst Park and cannot wait to get involved with the new season, thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and see you all soon"
You can get a taste of who will be the last line of defence behind Adam, Chris, Curtis and Aaron with these highlights clips:
Welcome to FC Ollie!