Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Boy Hopes It Is Third Time Lucky

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Boy Hopes It Is Third Time Lucky

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WILL Haining hopes to help Ashton United go one better and win promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier next season.

The Robins have fallen in the play-offs in the last two seasons, losing to local rivals Curzon Ashton in this year's semi-finals.

But Haining, who joined the Robins from Macclesfield Town earlier this week, believes they will be right up there again next term.

"I've known about Ashton United before as during my time at Oldham Athletic we played reserve games at Hurst Cross," said the former Latics trainee.

"I know it is a really good set-up and a great place to be.

"I've been on holiday and so has the management team so it's taken a while but we've now found the right time to get everything together and it's great to be here.

"I've heard bits and pieces about the club's recent fortunes and I know they were incredibly unlucky to miss out in the play-off semis, hopefully we can go one step further in 2015/16."

The 32-year-old defender left Oldham for Scottish side St Mirren in 2007 having played over 150 games for the club. …

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