By DANIEL TULLY
KRIS TODD has been one of the most lethal finishers in the amateur game - now he’s looking to do the same for Newmains.
The striker signed up from Huntershill AFC after scoring a staggering 114 goals in two seasons.
Todd’s record drew the attention of many clubs yet it was United who prevailed in tying him down.
Speaking about why he chose Newmains, Kris said: “I’d been on trial with a few clubs before and it didn’t work out for one reason or another.
“When the co-manager at Newmains Paul Davies spoke to me he really sold the club and what they wanted to achieve.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for me to get involved in senior football and I snatched at it right away.
“I’m extremely grateful to the management for giving me the chance to play for the club.”
After spending the last couple of years in the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League the move could be seen as a big jump in standards.
The 24-year-old agrees it will be tough but feels well equipped to deal with the demands.
He said: “It’s a massive step up and it will take a lot of hard work. I know I won’t be able to just come and do exactly what I’ve been doing at amateur football.
“It will take some time to adapt. I know what I have to do and definitely feel up to the challenge.
“I just want to try to score as many goals as possible and help the team get some wins on the board.”
Todd’s signing was the latest statement of intent from Newmains who have been bolstering their squad depth.
Todd, who works as a civil servant for the Scottish Government, was itching to get the season underway during the coronavirus shutdown.
He said: “With the setup in place I think we’ve got a good opportunity to try to build and move forward. We’re capable of standing up to some of the bigger teams.”