Dover Athletic player Nicky Deverdic’s move to Hartlepool!
For all the athlete fans, Dover Athletic article on Nicky Deverdics move to Hartlepool is a big announcement. The squad of Hartlepool United is now bolstered by signing the talismanic midfielder Nicky Deverdics. This signing has made the return of Deverdics into the league football. After Stefan Payne’s signing for Barnsley last month; this is the second high-ranking departure from Dover.
The 28 years old had a very outstanding two years spell at Crabble, where he made 18 assists and scored 14 goals. He helped the team reach the play-offs in the National League where they got defeated to Forest Green Rovers. He made around 100 appearances from Dover and was considered to be one of the best players on the side. Deverdics joined the Whites after giving a trial in 2014 summers. For most of the last season, the Geordie born midfielder captained Whites. The Crabble also put forward a new deal to make him stay, but Deverdics turned it down and decided to go back up North and signed for the league. According to Deverdics, this departure was likely to happen when Whites could not make it to the National League play-offs. He also added that he is ambitious for his career in the Football League and is very delighted to be signed for Hartlepool. He considers Hartlepool to be the best fit for him and believes that the club will help him in achieving his goals. The 28-year-old said that he has respect for Dover and his fans. Hartlepool manager, Craig Hignett believes that Deverdics to be the best player in the National League. “Every time we have seen him play he’s been excellent; he’s got a great left foot, is very creative and can make goals as well as score them,” explained Hignett. The Hartlepool manager believes that they can provide Deverdics with a platform that he needs. It is said that a few other clubs were also planning to sign the 28-year-old midfielder, but Hartlepool reached him earlier. Hignett told Hartlepool’s official website,”We managed to convince him that this is the best place for him.”
The career of this Geordie born player started from Newcastle United, but he did not make it through to the team and became a part of Gateshead. After that he signed Gretna and from there he played in the Scottish Premier League. Before joining Dover, he made classic spells in the Football League with Barnet, at Alfreton Town, Blyth Spartans, Iceland and Faroes. Fans are very excited to see Deverdics playing from the North East, as it’s where he used to play for Newcastle United. After his departure, Dover released a statement for Deverdics, “We thank Nicky for his contribution during his two years at Crabble and wish him the best of luck back in the Football League.” Indeed, the news is sad for the Dover fans, but the Deverdics fans are excited to see their hero thrilling the Football League. The former Newcastle United trainee is now all set to score the goals from Hartlepool.