Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Alexander: We never wanted David Ball to leave

6 August 2015

Fans favourite signed a two-year deal this week

Graham Alexander admitted he never wanted striker David Ball to leave the Cod Army at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

The striker signed a new two-year contract with Town on Monday afternoon, and Alexander was thrilled to have the popular figure back on board.

Ball initially signed for Fleetwood in 2012, and has since gone on to establish himself as a firm fans favourite amongst the Cod Army faithful.

He netted eight times for Town last season, with his most notable effort coming at Highbury in April as he lobbed Preston North End keeper Sam Johnstone from distance to earn his side a point.

Alexander said: “We feel that we have a squad now with enough experience to win games and enough potential as well. It is the way the Club needs to go forward.

“We didn’t want Bally to leave the Club in the first place. I said that at the end of last season and we tried to sort out a contract last season but unfortunately it wasn’t happening.

“We reached the end of the season and we parted ways on the very best of terms. He didn’t want to leave and I didn’t want him to leave either.

“I know that Bally has played for Wigan and a couple of other clubs. I heard he was possibly still available so I made contact with him to see what the situation was.

“He told me about it and the deal was done really quickly over the space of 48 hours. He signed two minutes before the team photo.

“We know Bally very well and we have loved working with him in the past. He was a very popular member of the squad and he loves playing for the Club. He can score goals.

“We have got a really good striker at a really good age. Bally has a lot of experience, he will blend into the squad and will give the team options going forward.”

Advertisement block