Daniels midfielder Lawlor joins Spalding United

Buxton v Stamford AFC. Photo: Dan Westwell EMN-150501-163401001
Buxton v Stamford AFC. Photo: Dan Westwell EMN-150501-163401001
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Stamford AFC midfielder Dan Lawlor has agreed terms to join Spalding United.

The 20-year-old midfielder was originally expected to stay at the Evo-Stik NPL club the Daniels next season having played for the side for the last two years.

He was announced as one of the players who had committed to stay at the club for the 2015/16 season, however will drop down one league to join the ambitious Tulips who looked in the running for a shot at promotion until the latter stages of the season.

Stamford manager David Staff said: “I can’t say a bad word about Dan, he’s played 94 times at Northern Premier level for me at an age of 20.

“His attitude is great, has wonderful ability and I actually think he’ll play higher than this level one day let alone the one below.

“After a long chat about the Spalding offer we have decided it’s something he needs to pursue at this time and he can’t necessarily turn down. He goes with the very best wishes from all at the football club.”

Before joining the Daniels Lawlor had spells at Boston United and Peterborough United.

Last term he made a total of 51 appearances as Stamford escaped relegation on the final day of the campaign.

While Lawlor will be missed Stamford have added a couple of midfielders to their ranks during the off-season, signing Andy Hall and James Jepson.