With days to go until our season opener at home to Turriff United, the club have moved to take a former player back to Christie Park.

 

David Booth has this afternoon finalised a one year contract after leaving Turriff at the end of May following the expiry of his contract.

Booth originally debuted way back in May 2004 at the age of seventeen after coming through the youth system and went on to make 187 appearances scoring 59 goals during his previous spells at the club.

Speaking after signing, the 31 year old is pleased to be back and teaming with some familiar faces again.

“It’s good to be back, there was a change in circumstances with my work which made it harder to train in Turriff twice a week but I wanted to keep playing and Huntly came in for me and we’ve managed to sort something out. I know a lot of the players, there’s a handful of them I played with at Turriff before while there’s still some here (at Huntly) from when I last played.

I know the place well, it’s not changed too much behind the scenes and it’s easy for me to come back in and hopefully I can hit the ground running when I’m back fit again after injury. ”

David has watched the recent friendlies with Colony Park and Maud and was impressed with what he’s seen thus far.

“They’ve looked decent, played really well against Colony Park while Maud on Saturday was a bit slow in the first half but a lot better in the second and we seem to be going well ahead of the start of the new season.

There’s a lot of good players here in attack and in other positons and I’m happy to play anywhere Charlie needs me.”

After getting his latest signing in, Manager Charlie Charlesworth was delighted to strengthen their attacking options.

He said: “I’m really pleased; David gives us another striking option who can also play in other roles too. It gives us someone else who’s well known to Huntly and like Neale Davidson who came back from Turriff loves the club too and it’s important to the club. No matter who the manager is, you need the basis of a good foundation to build on and we’re doing that now.

I tried to get him a few years ago when I was at Deveronvale but I’m glad to get him to sign for me now.”

Charlesworth feels Booth will have no problem fitting into the current side having played with a number of the current squad.

He added: “He’ll be quite comfortable settling in having played with the likes of Darren Wood and Cameron Booth previously at Turriff and he’s now one of the senior players in this team and is a good character to have around the changing room.”

overall record (2003/04 - present)  
  Start Sub N/U Total Goals Strike Rate
Highland League 128 21 9 158 47 0.32
Aberdeenshire Cup 8 0 1 9 0 0.00
Aberdeenshire Shield 3 0 0 3 3 1.00
Scottish Cup 9 2 0 11 8 0.73
League Cup 6 0 0 6 1 0.17
Overall 154 23 10 187 59 0.33
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