Twiss miss as Walker gives chase

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

COLIN Walker has missed out on bringing Morecambe midfielder Michael Twiss to KitKat Crescent.

The City boss said he had tried to sign the 30-year-old, but was foiled when Twiss revealed he wanted to remain in the Lancashire area.

Twiss has scored 54 times for Morecambe in 160 appearances and, despite being chased by a number of clubs, would have had the Minstermen as his preferred choice had personal circumstances not got in the way.

Walker said: “Unfortunately, he wanted to stay in the area. He was quite keen to come to York of the teams who were interested in him. York was the one he wanted to come to, but his personal situation has stopped that happening.”

Twiss signed for Morecambe in 2004, netting 22 times in his first season at Christie Park, and was part of the squad which was promoted to the Football League in May 2007 through the play-offs.

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11:09am Fri 22 Aug 08

drs1706 says...

Bit of a shame, at least we know Colin is going for quality over quantity.
Bit of a shame, at least we know Colin is going for quality over quantity. drs1706
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11:28am Fri 22 Aug 08

PDH says...

Twiss is a aquality player but i thought we are after wingers?
Twiss is a aquality player but i thought we are after wingers? PDH
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11:29am Fri 22 Aug 08

Romfordpele says...

Twiss was always a real handful when Morecambe played us, Col has clearly set his sights quite high in terms of the new faces.

Anyone got some ideas over who the other two players are? Wondered if one might be up against us this weekend in Mullen at Northwich.
Twiss was always a real handful when Morecambe played us, Col has clearly set his sights quite high in terms of the new faces. Anyone got some ideas over who the other two players are? Wondered if one might be up against us this weekend in Mullen at Northwich. Romfordpele
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1:31pm Fri 22 Aug 08

JC42 says...

kandol and michael ricketts
kandol and michael ricketts JC42
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6:01pm Fri 22 Aug 08

Imp says...

One is Simon Russell of Kidderminster, signed today.
One is Simon Russell of Kidderminster, signed today. Imp
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4:48am Sat 23 Aug 08

Head of Bomber Command says...

What a blow. Twiss for me was the BEST player in the Conference League.
If we had signed him them I would have put even more money on us getting up.

To me it means Colin is defo looking in the right direction for players.
What a blow. Twiss for me was the BEST player in the Conference League. If we had signed him them I would have put even more money on us getting up. To me it means Colin is defo looking in the right direction for players. Head of Bomber Command
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