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Richards Boost for Robins

Ilkeston have announced that talented midfielder Kane Richards has signed a contract with the Evo-Stik League Premier Division club, that will see him stay at the New Manor Ground for another year.

The fast-moving winger (pictured) showed both staff and supporters moments of class earlier this week as he put on a man of the match performance, scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over League two side Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

Manager Kevin Wilson spoke of his joy in getting Richards signed up ahead of the 2013/14 Evo-Stik League season which kicks off on August 17.

"We're absolutely delighted to get him signed up, if I'm honest it's taken a little bit of time but I'm glad it's all finalised.

"I think he's a player who we can really develop here at Ilkeston and in time I believe he can go onto bigger and better things, whether that's by leaving the club or by moving forward with us.

"Despite it taking a little bit of time, all that was required was patience, as I said earlier on during the summer, I said I wouldn't rush things.

"We're making sure we're getting the right people in at the right price for the club, especially if they're in the age bracket we're looking for, or alternatively an experienced player who can bring something to the table such as Gary Ricketts, Rob Kozluk and Laurie Wilson."



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