Linwood leaves The Nomads

Paul Linwood has left Gap Connah Quay after one year at the club after joining for the 2015/16 season.

Linwood made 40 appearances for The Nomads in all competitions scoring three league goals in the process.

Fans will remember his courageous display in the play off final last year where, after being injured in the first five minutes, he carried on to play the rest of the game through sheer determination, ensuring the club secured Europa League qualification.

Manager Andy Morrison commented,

“As a manager going into your first job, you need a lot of things to go your way and one of the most important things is the character of your senior players – in that area, I have been very fortunate. I can’t speak highly enough of Linny and how he bought into my ideas and more importantly my demands. Although a ferocious competitor, he was also very accomplished with the ball at his feet. In the Play Off Final, Linny was injured after four minutes and went on to play the whole game for me – I will always be indebted to him for that commitment.”

The defender started his career in 2002 at Tranmere Rovers making 44 appearances in 4 years, and has gone on to play for Wrexham (Loan), Chester City, Grimsby Town, Fleetwood Town, Chester, and Salford City before joining The Nomads.

He won the Conference North, Peter Swales Shield and Cheshire Senior Cup with Chester and more recently Northern Premier League Division One North winners with Salford City.

Linwood commented on his Twitter account,

“Was an absolute pleasure and I leave with a heavy heart”

He added,

“The Nomads, gap Connah Quay, good luck for the season and the future”

Linwood has joined  Ramsbottom United.

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