8th Jul, 2020

Dodd commits to Reds move

Liam Moakes 11th Jun, 2020

THE REDS have pulled off a major coup with the signing of talented midfielder Matt Dodd.

Wide player ‘Dodds’ has worked and played for first team manager Wayne Spicer previously and has committed to United for the new season.

Thirty-three-year-old Dodd, who boasts Leamington, Stourbridge and Hednesford Town as some of his former clubs and has played at National League North level, is itching to get started for what promises to be a new-look Reds side.

Former Sutton Coldfield Town youth product Dodd, who has been a fans’ favourite wherever he has played, said: “I would say I am a well-established non-League player and have been on the scene for a long time – gaining a wealth of experience under my belt, from winning the Southern Football League with Leamington to reaching the FA Cup third round proper with Stourbridge.

“Moving into the new season, I was open to conversations with clubs regarding various opportunities. However, after a phone call from Spice, it was clear where my heart lay.

“Having known Wayne personally since school and having the pleasure of playing together at youth academy level before going our separate ways in our careers, it was a very easy decision for me to make to commit to Redditch United and work under Spice as a manager.

“I am both excited and eager to get going, making his and Redditch’s vision for this season become a reality. Up the Reds!”

New boss Spicer added: “Bringing in a player of the magnitude of ‘Dodds’ shows the club’s intent for next season. I am eager to get going having known, played with and then followed his career for a number of years.

“I am fully aware of his skills, attributes and his wealth of experience of the game and non-League scene and how this should help to develop some of the younger players we are hoping to secure this season at Redditch.

“I look forward to working with him back on the pitch in a new capacity.”

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