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New contract for Duggan

The Bulls have made a statement of intent for next season by tying down league top-scorer Ross Duggan for another year.

The AFC talisman, who arrived from Maltby Main last summer, this week signed a new contract to secure his services for next season.

In what was a tough return to the NCEL for the Bulls, Duggan bagged a whopping 34 goals in just 32 appearances for Matt Chatfield's side in the last campaign.

His top moments in the red jersey so far include a five-star, five-goal performance against Sleaford in a 7-0 FA Cup victory, and netting a 120th-minute FA Vase winner over Hanley Town.

Duggan, now a Bull for at least another year, said it would have been a "stupid" decision to leave the club: "I really enjoyed it last season and I performed so well, so if it isn't broke don't fix it.

"I definitely exceeded my expectations last season, but I wasn't to know what I could do when playing regularly considering it hadn't happened before.

"Who knows, hopefully I can match last season at the least."

A spectacular goal-scoring season brought back tonnes of confidence for Duggan, who had his manager to thank for giving him his opportunity.

"He had faith in me, which is what I needed," he said, "and I've definitely got my confidence back - there's nothing worse than not being able to prove yourself.

"All the management team and everyone at the club played a part in it as well, so I've got them all to thank."

The striker is eagerly looking forward to what will hopefully be an even more successful year for the Bulls, although he kept modest about his predictions: "I think we'll do really well next season, we just need a few additions and a better start than last season and we'll be fine.

"The wait is absolutely killing me, I can't wait to get back into it and hopefully carry on where I left off!"


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