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Former Liverpool striker Adam Morgan returns to Curzon Ashton

Curzon Ashton have announced the return of fan favourite striker Adam Morgan as manager John Flanagan strengthens his side after their solid start to the season.

Morgan, 24, has signed for his second spell at the club, who have taken 11 points from their first nine National League North matches and sit 14th.

The former Liverpool striker attracted the attention of FC Halifax Town in late 2016 after scoring an FA Cup hat-trick against AFC Wimbledon on BT Sport.

Morgan went on to score 11 goals in just nine appearances for the Nash, with six coming in the FA Cup – a tally which saw him end the campaign as joint leading goalscorer withTottenham star Son Heung-min.

Morgan began his career in the academy at his boyhood club Liverpool, where then manager Brendan Rodgers handed him three first team appearances in the 2012/13 season, one coming in a Europa League clash against Hearts where he was named in the starting team alongside Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez in front of 45,000 fans at Anfield.

After the Nash, he made an immediate impact at National League North play-off challengers Halifax, scoring seven goals in his first six appearances.

His time in Ireland with Sligo Rovers got off to a promising start, as he scored four times in his first six appearances. However, with injury problems hampering his progress, he left the club with a total of five goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

He told the club’s website: “I’m delighted, I had a great time here last time. I think John and Nev were a massive factor in me coming back here. We had some really good times and some memories that I’ll never forget.

“There’s a few new faces, a few old faces who I’ve got good memories of and I got on well with. I’ve seen the quality in training again so hopefully we can start pushing on now and be further up the league.

“I just want to be happy and I loved it here. I know I can score goals for Curzon so hopefully I’ll score loads of goals and we can make more good memories.”

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