Winger Alex Byrne signs new two-year deal at Matlock Town

Winger Alex Byrne has signed a new two-year deal with Matlock Town.

By Mark Duffy
Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 5:37 pm
Alex Byrne has signed a two-year deal.

Byrne, 28, has been in great form this season and is currently Matlock’s leading goalscorer with ten goals and also has 24 assists.

Formerly with Shaw Lane, Gainsborough Trinity, Warrington Town and Buxton, he joined Matlock in March 2020 and he was often a thorn in Matlock’s side when facing the Gladiators and now Matlock fans have the pleasure of seeing Byrne inflict pain on the opposition.

A tweet released by Byrne on New Years Day summed up the winger’s feelings with the paperwork now complete.

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He said; “Buzzing to have signed for another two years, amazing club going in the right direction. What a start to the new year.”

Both Matlock Chairman Bryn Apperley and manager Paul Phillips could not hide their pleasure at the news.

“I’m delighted Al has committed himself to the club for a further two years,” said Apperley.

“This shows the progress the club is making under the guidance of Paul Phillips and I’m grateful to both Paul and Alex for getting this deal over the line.”

Phillips says securing Byrne on a new deal was vital for the club going forward.

He said: “It’s a massive coup for the club, Al’s a player who does his talking on the pitch. He scores goals, he makes goals and he’s the catalyst in a lot of what we do.

“When a player’s performing as well as Al is doing and his club’s doing well, you get a lot of clubs sniffing around so this deal shows the positive intent from the football club in securing the services of a very intelligent player.".