Rams pluck Greaves from FCUM

Ramsbottom United are pleased to announce the signing of 31-year-old striker Tom Greaves on dual registration with FC United of Manchester.  The Bradford-born hit-man has made 235 appearances for the Rebels scoring 94 times.

With game time limited recently for Greaves at Broadhurst Park, he has taken up the offer of game time with the Rams, joining forces again with former team-mates Jerome Wright, Dean Stott and Greg Daniels.

Greaves has had an illustrious non-league career, with spells at Bradford Park Avenue, Guiseley and Garforth before joining FC United in 2012.  He quickly became a fan favourite with the Rebels and Rams boss Mark Fell knows exactly what he's getting from the striker, "Tom is a top class player, he needs to be playing games at this point in his career and enjoying his football, I think we give him a platform to do both.  He's already well known to a lot of our lads so will integrate well in the dressing room.

"My thanks go to Karl Marginson for allowing the dual registration and hopefully it can be to the benefit of both clubs."

Greaves is expected to make his Ramsbottom debut on Tuesday night at Clitheroe.

In other transfer news, Aaron Fleming has left the club to join Colne FC.  The 22-year-old joined the Rams in the summer but was unable to break into the first team after a suspension carried over from last season.  Aaron leaves with our best wishes.