Mossley manager Dave Wild is excited to have landed his first transfer target of the closed season - Curzon Ashton striker Ryan Brooke.

Brooke (age 28) began his playing career with Oldham Athletic and on 2nd May 2009 was handed his league debut against Walsall in Oldham's final game of the 2008–09 season. After being named as a substitute, he came on and scored the winning goal with his first touch of the ball.

In the 2011/12 season he had loan spells with Barrow and AFC Telford United . He went on to make a total of 29 appearances for the Latics scoring 2 goals before his release by Oldham at the end of the season, along with eight other players.

He joined Altrincham in May 2012 scoring 6 goals in 22 appearances for the Robins in the 2012/13 season.

Brooke joined Curzon for the first time in 2013 and helped the club to the Evo-Stik First Division North title in his first season, before playing an integral part in the promotion campaign to the Nationl League North.

In August 2016, after 121 appearances and 41 goals, Brooke departed the Tamesdie Stadium for Nantwich Town and scored on his debut for the club the following day.

He returned to Curzon for a second spell in November 2017 and made 37 appearances, mostly in midfield, but still managed 9 goals last season, including the opener against Mossley in the Manchester FA Premier Cup Final (pictured below).

Brooke said of his time at Curzon, "I love the club, the players, the fans & the staff. But due to the huge increase in travel in the national league north & my ever increasing family, I have decided to sign elsewhere. Thanks for the memories, I’m proud to say I’m a Curzon Ashton fan."

Welcome to Mossley Ryan.