Otters midfielder Charlie Machell has signed with Danish First Division side Thisted FC during for their upcoming season.
Machell joined the Otters late last season and scored one goal and recorded five shots in two appearances as a forward. Machell played his final collegiate season in the fall at ETSU, mostly as a holding midfielder. For the Bucs, Machell started 18 games and recorded three assists over the length of the season.
Machell returned to the Otters this season and made two more appearances. In his first start in West Virginia, he reprised his role as a forward and recorded one shot, as well as setting up his teammates on several occasions. In his second start against Peachtree City he moved back to the defensive midfielder position and helped the Otters secure their first win of the season at home.
Thisted FC spent the 2016-17 season in the Danish Second Division and was able to earn promotion to the Danish First Division after finishing atop the league’s promotion table.
We wish Machell luck in his burgeoning professional career and we will continue to follow him and provide updates as his career progresses!