Ramsbottom United are delighted to have signed Dale Jennings from Runcorn Town.
The 28-year-old comes with a sensational CV behind him, including spells with Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers at youth level before making 29 appearances for the Wirral-based club in 2010/11.
But his most lucrative move came off the back of being named Tranmere Rovers’ Young Player of the Year when German giants Bayern Munich took him on, signing him for £1.8 million.
Although never making the first XI, he played in their second side for two seasons in a total of 36 games but only scoring once.
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He moved back to England and signing with Barnsley for £250,000 on a three-year contract making his debut for the club on 3 August 2013 as a substitute. The player he substituted that day was Ramsbottom United captain Tom Kennedy! Amazingly, that debut lasted just five minutes … he was sent off!
However, he did score Barnsley’s Goal of the Year in 2014 … a goal provided to him by Kennedy and you can watch that here…
After moving to MK Dons, Jennings took a break away from the game for personal reasons but returned in September 2018 to local non-league football with Runcorn Town and had a brief spell with Prestatyn Town.
Ramsbottom United manager Lee Donafee could not contain his excitement in signing the prolific winger/striker. “I am absolutely thrilled that he has signed for us.
“He appreciated the effort that I had made to take a day off work and go and see him personally. Many clubs just get on the phone, but he liked the effort that we had made, and he shook my hand and we are delighted that he is coming to us.
“TK (Tom Kennedy) knows him really well having played with him at Barnsley and he’s a great lad and he is one that will get bums on seats at the HWRS.”
This is a significant coup for the club and certainly proves the intentions of what is wanting to be achieved.