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AFC Telford plans persuade Ashley Wooliscroft to sign

Ashley Wooliscroft

Ashley Wooliscroft has revealed he turned down Stafford and Eastwood to be part of "an exciting future" at AFC Telford United.

"I was just about to sign elsewhere when I got a call from Telford," the new signing told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"Andy Sinton basically sold the club to me - not that the biggest club in the Blue Square North needs selling!"

The 30 year old right back will fill the gap left by Lee Vaughan's summer departure to Kidderminster.

Wooliscroft, who began his career at Stoke and was at Fleetwood and Stafford last season, added: "I like to defend, but I like to get forward and support the winger - and that's what the manager's encouraging me to do.

"A couple of goals would be nice too."

Wooliscroft has had plenty of Blue Square North experience, having played in the play-offs for Stalybridge.

He also spent the early part of last season helping Fleetwood towards promotion before joining Stafford.

Wooliscroft knows the Bucks Head, having played 48 times for the old Telford United between 2001 and 2003.

He added: "They were fantastic days, even if we did perhaps under-achieve - I mean, five of six players from that team went on to play in the Football League.

"But since then the club has grown, the gates have grown, and the ground is impressive - and our aim is to win the league this season.

"I'm really excited about being at Telford."

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