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30 Apr 2017 : Aaron Morris and Freddie Potter commit to Runcorn Linnets

Player recruitment news is coming thick and fast at Runcorn Linnets.

No sooner had the story broken about the first two signings for next season, than a couple more of the squad were putting their names on the dotted line.

Aaron Morris and Freddie Potter are the players in question and fans will be just as excited to see them stay as they were earlier today when Kyle Hamid and Paul Shanley committed their futures to The Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Aaron has been an ever present this season since joining from St Helens Town - quite an achievement for a central defender.

He has displayed a calm assurance under pressure and always seems to have time in possession.

His progress has been rapid, impressive partnerships being formed with Chris Lawton and Tom Hardwick. Their experience has certainly rubbed off on the youngster.

'Aaron has been outstanding all season, ' said manager Michael Ellison. 'If he isn't the best defender in our league already, then he is certainly up there.

'I couldn't be happier that he has committed to us and look forward to seeing him continue to grow in stature in Linnets colours.'

Freddie Potter returned to the Linnets in January as a man with a mission following a short, ill-fated stint at AFC Liverpool.

He has come back fitter, stronger abd above all eager to prove himself all over again. This he has certainly done - the striker being named Premier Division player of the month for March in The Hallmark Security League.

Freddie's performance in last month's win at eventual runners-up Bootle was acclaimed by his manager as the most complete individual display by any Runcorn player this season.

'He bullied their defence - so much so that even when we went down to 10, they went to a back four. I learned a lot about my players that day,' added Ellison.

No doubt satisfied with his work so far in a 'pre-season' which is little more than 24 hours old, the manager expects to have more deals to announce very shortly.

Recent Headlines

24 Jun : Jack is Runcorn Linnets' latest signing - at a day old!

20 Jun : Support is needed to keep Travel Club on the road

17 Jun : Macron Challenge Cup draw

14 Jun : Skelmersdale United fill July 29th friendly vacancy

13 Jun : Runcorn Linnets seek replacement opposition for home friendly on July 29th

06 Jun : First refusal on 2017-18 player sponsorship to last season's sponsors

01 Jun : Runcorn Linnets youth team chosen to represent Runcorn & District

26 May : Away day return to Conwy on summer timetable

26 May : John Bishop relives Linnets playing days at blue plaque ceremony

24 May : Runcorn Linnets and Linnets Ladies unveil new home kit for 2017-19

16 May : Slight changes to pre-season schedule

16 May : Lee Chesterson joins Trust Board with fundraising brief

14 May : Linnets welcome new club secretary Steve Dale

13 May : 'First' friendlies unveiled by Runcorn Linnets

09 May : Danny O'Brien and Michael Simpson will be back next season

08 May : Zac Aley and Stuart Wellstead are here to stay

08 May : Defenders Tom Hardwick and Chris Lawton to remain the centre of attention at The Millbank

07 May : Coppin strikes as Linnets Ladies retain Challenge Cup

06 May : Triple Player of the Year Aaron Morris targets title success next season with Runcorn Linnets

06 May : Vice-presidencies awarded to founder board members Derek, Lynn and Rob

02 May : Kristian Holt and Kieran Nolan nail colours firmly to Linnets mast

02 May : Mark Houghton and Antony Hickey display staying power again

30 Apr : Aaron Morris and Freddie Potter commit to Runcorn Linnets

30 Apr : Kyle Hamid and Paul Shanley agree terms to stay at Runcorn Linnets

29 Apr : Runcorn beat AFC Darwen 8-0

25 Apr : 'Pay What You Want' as Linnets host AFC Darwen in season finale

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