Poole Town: Boss Tom Killick hands Micky Hubbard a shot at Dolphins return

POOLE RETURN? Micky Hubbard

POOLE RETURN? Micky Hubbard

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ENIGMATIC midfielder Micky Hubbard could be on the cusp of a shock return to Poole Town having impressed boss Tom Killick during pre-season.

Killick will hand the 28-year-old playmaker, a star attraction during Dolphins’ Wessex League days, a second chance to impress during the Tatnam club’s warm-up matches two-and-a-half years after his exit.

Hubbard, who made more than 150 appearances in three-and-a-half seasons for Poole, was one of several players who switched to Wimborne Town as Killick remoulded his squad in the early part of 2012.

He stayed with the Magpies until an acrimonious departure in February saw him finish last season back in Wessex League football with Hamworthy United.

Hammers boss Graham Kemp still harbours hopes of holding on to one of his prized assets, but Killick believes Hubbard’s fresh outlook can help him make an impression at a higher level.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “Micky didn’t leave Poole on the best of terms and I think he would acknowledge that.

“He would probably recognise now that there were occasions in the past where he let himself down in how he approached his football but he has made great strides as a person since then.

“I have a lot of time Micky, he’s a great character and he is desperate to prove himself. He has trained very well over the summer and become physically much fitter than I have seen him.

“His ability has never been in doubt and with how well he has applied himself, he deserves this opportunity.”

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3:11pm Mon 14 Jul 14

GetOnTheBeerSon says...

Read this and looked at the date thinking it was 1st of April. Micky will throw his toys out of his pram & spit his dummy out by the end of September when things are not going his way. Wessex league by xmas !
Read this and looked at the date thinking it was 1st of April. Micky will throw his toys out of his pram & spit his dummy out by the end of September when things are not going his way. Wessex league by xmas ! GetOnTheBeerSon
  • Score: 13

4:46pm Mon 14 Jul 14

RobTheShirt says...

Mickey always played with passion and it will be good to have him back in the squad.
He looked fit and hungry when I saw him in off season 6 a side games.
Welcome back mate.
Mickey always played with passion and it will be good to have him back in the squad. He looked fit and hungry when I saw him in off season 6 a side games. Welcome back mate. RobTheShirt
  • Score: -7

5:00pm Mon 14 Jul 14

arthur1948 says...

Glory hunter...
Glory hunter... arthur1948
  • Score: 7

7:27pm Mon 14 Jul 14

trolley says...

nowhere near as good as he thinks he is and not a great attitude. surprised poole think he can play at that level
nowhere near as good as he thinks he is and not a great attitude. surprised poole think he can play at that level trolley
  • Score: 11

8:54pm Thu 17 Jul 14

charlie3 says...

right on the ball trolley, not even a wessex league player, just bournemouth league. He can not pass a ball, retain possession, useless at tackling and if Poole take him on they are in for a poor season.
right on the ball trolley, not even a wessex league player, just bournemouth league. He can not pass a ball, retain possession, useless at tackling and if Poole take him on they are in for a poor season. charlie3
  • Score: 3

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