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D’Andre Wainwright seals return to English non-League with Redcar Athletic

Signed and sealed: D’Andre Wainwright has completed a move to Redcar Athletic in the Northern League Division One (Photograph by Redcar Athletic)

D’Andre Wainwright has made a return to English non-League football after completing a move to Redcar Athletic.

The 21-year-old opted to cut his previous stint in England, with Billingham Synthonia, short and return to Bermuda in January after the Northern League Division Two campaign was suspended indefinitely owing to a national lockdown.

However, the striker, who netted four goals in as many appearances for Billingham, before the curtailment of the season, is now excited to reignite his burgeoning career overseas and make his mark at a higher level, having moved a rung up the football ladder to Northern League Division One.

“I’m really happy and excited to sign for Redcar,” said Wainwright, who started last season at Durham City, scoring eight goals in just nine appearances, before joining divisional rivals Billingham in October.

“It’s a big relief to be playing back in England again. During the summer back in Bermuda I wasn’t sure if I wanted to come back over because I was worried the season would start and then be forced to stop again.

“However, after contemplating my options and after Redcar got in touch with me I knew it was the right place to play my football.

“I played against this club last season and they beat us 6-0. Even though we lost heavily, I obviously did enough to catch the eye and I’m just thankful that despite the club gaining promotion they still perused me and wanted me to join.

“That gives me a lot of confidence knowing they have the faith in me to make that step up.”

While conceding uncertainty regarding how much of a gulf in the quality the step up will pose, Wainwright has no doubt about his own goalscoring prowess and ability to pick up where he left off, starting with his possible debut in the trip to Newton Aycliffe on Saturday.

“First and foremost my aim is to get into the first team as soon as possible and help the club climb up the table,” added Wainwright, who new side find themselves eleventh in the table after a run of three successive victories. “If I can get into the starting XI then I have no doubt of picking up where I left off.

“I know a little about the standard of the league but even if I didn’t, I’d be confident in myself to hit the ground running. That’s my main focus, to get into the team and score goals.

“The club have told me that they brought me in to be a goalscorer and help them take more of the chances that are being created. ”I know there will be really good players around me and so if chances are being created then I know I’m capable of taking them.“

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Published October 01, 2021 at 7:57 am (Updated October 01, 2021 at 7:41 am)

D’Andre Wainwright seals return to English non-League with Redcar Athletic

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