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Today, we’re introducing you to one of the finest players to have graced not just the NWCL, but the Unibond League as well, Ged Walsh.
Ged has played for many clubs in this area including Accrington Stanley, Rossendale United, Bamber Bridge, Bacup Borough and Ramsbottom United.
At the age of 36, with a height of 6” 1’ and weighing 13 stones, he is an absolute rock at the heart of the defence that, until his arrival a couple of months ago, was shipping goals like there was no tomorrow. Having already played against the Robins recently when appearing for Ramsbottom, Dave Sharples was astute when persuading the experienced central defender to sign for us in an effort to shore up our leaky defence, and it paid dividends with a series of dynamic displays at the back.
Ged insists that the entire time he’s spent in the game has been good and there have been very few low points. The one that sticks in his mind is the recent 8-0 embarrassment at Salford.
After Dave Sharples’ departure, Ged and Lee took temporary charge of the team and their first game saw a tremendous performance when holding his previous club to a 0-0 draw.
He has three children, Sam 11, Danny 9 and Caitlin 5.
Hobbies include golf and running although he enjoys watching and playing most sports.
His particular dislikes are people who don’t give their ‘all’ and pessimists, so let’s hope that Ged is optimistic about the Robins chances of avoiding a swift return to the Second Division. We can be assured that Ged Walsh will be doing all he can to keep the club in the First Division and if the rest of the players show the same effort and commitment then we stand a great chance of achieving our goal.