Seagulls fend off Greenslade interest

PUBLISHED: 15:36 01 November 2017

Danny Greenslade has turned down a lucrative offer to leave Weston. Picture: Will.T.Photography

Danny Greenslade has turned down a lucrative offer to leave Weston. Picture: Will.T.Photography

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Weston-super-Mare defender Danny Greenslade has decided to remain at the Woodspring Stadium, amid interest from an unnamed Southern League Premier club this week.

Danny Greenslade on the ball. Danny Greenslade on the ball.

Left-back Greenslade has become a stalwart for the Seagulls since joining from Bristol Rovers on loan midway through last season.

But Weston boss Marc McGregor told the Mercury the 23-year-old – who has started every National League South game this season after making his move permanent in the summer – was subject to a lucrative contract offer from a team in the tier below.

And the fan-favourite, who has scored once in his 30 games for the Seagulls, has opted to remain in BS24.

McGregor said: “It was a tough week for us; we had an approach for Danny Greenslade from a club in the league below, but in a financial position where they can pay more for players.

Danny Greenslade has become a fan favourite at the Woodspring Stadium. Danny Greenslade has become a fan favourite at the Woodspring Stadium.

“Danny’s a winner and for footballing reasons he’s decided to stay with us. He has aspirations of getting back into the Football League and it’s easier for him to move forwards with Weston.

“He gave a top-class performance after his head may have been turned.”

McGregor also revealed Exeter City loanee Archie Collins, who netted in the 3-0 win over Dartford, has returned to his parent club.

He said: “Archie Collins has gone back to Exeter. Unfortunately with the balance of our squad we couldn’t have too many forward players.

“He did a great job and I have no doubt he will be successful in his career.”

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