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FINNERTY LANDS TOP TARGET BECA

FINNERTY LANDS TOP TARGET BECA

Manchester Storm head coach Ryan Finnerty revealed Matt Beca was his top target after successfully landing the forward from Braehead Clan.

The league’s top scorer from last season becomes the third player to trade Glasgow for Manchester after Jay Rosehill and Mike Hammond.

And Finnerty said it was hard work to secure him, but is delighted to win the race for a player who was sought after.

“I have been chasing Becs since the day I got the job here in Manchester,” Finnerty said. “He’s a great player who consistently puts up big numbers.

BECA IS THE THIRD PLAYER TO MOVE TO MANCHESTER FROM BRAEHEAD THIS SUMMER (PHOTO: Mark Ferriss)

“We competed hard for his signature against offers from all over Europe, and his signing is a statement of where the new ownership want to take this young organisation.

“I will once again be relying on him to lead from the front this season.”

The 31-year-old picked up 83 points, 30 of which were goals, from 64 games across all competitions in an impressive first season in the UK at Clan.

He first arrived on these shores last year, joining Braehead from HK Nitra in Slovakia and went on to win the Gardiner Conference in his first campaign.

His signing is Storm’s 13th of the summer and the eighth forward to join them.