“Average.” That’s how Tamworth striker Dan Creaney described his 16-goal haul from the last campaign, his first at the Lamb since joining from Coalville Town almost a year ago.
The 25-year-old frontman made the honest admission during an interview as part of the club’s ‘Weekly Quarantine Podcast‘.
And while he might not be pleased with his statistics, Creaney did go on to admit that becoming a regular under Gary Smith and Andrew Danylyszyn was something that pleased him.
“It was a very good season although 16 isn’t a number I’m comfortable with, I find it a bit average to be honest,” Creaney said.
“The last couple of games I was watching from the stands and to be honest I don’t feel I would have played another part in the season with the injury I had.
“I’m looking at it as I could have got 20-plus so I’d have liked it to be a bit better but I’m pleased with how I’ve settled in and confirmed myself as a valuable and effective player in the current side that should have been promoted.
“I’ve enjoyed my season and I look forward to creating something similar next season, whenever that may be.”
One man in particular played a vital role in enticing Creaney to sign for the Lambs in the first place.
Head of Senior Football Thomas Baillie managed Creaney at Stratford Town – and he couldn’t wait to link back up with his former gaffer once again.
“He’s [Tom Baillie] the only reason I went to Tamworth. Not because we’re best mates or anything like that – although I do get on with him really well.
“I remember going to Tamworth on the day I signed and I remember having a chat with Andrew [Danylyszyn] and I got the impression he didn’t know who I was and he didn’t know what to expect.
“Tom backed me having seen what I could do at Stratford. I had a couple of different options but obviously with Tamworth and their history, it was head and shoulders above what I had been offered elsewhere.”
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