September 27th, 2016

Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot begins summer recruitment drive as five seniors sign on

Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot begins summer recruitment drive as five seniors sign on Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot begins summer recruitment drive as five seniors sign on
Updated: 6:59 pm, Jun 08, 2016

WITH Marcus Bignot working hard to complete the signings of others of the current squad, Danny Lewis has put pen to paper on a new contract and joins four other players signed up for the first season in Solihull Moors’ history in the National League

Jack Byrne, Akwasi Asante, Andy Brown and club captain Theo Streete have all signed new deals, while new signings Nathan Vaughan and Jamey Osborne are also on board with further team announcements expected shortly.

Moors have also confirmed the departure of Jimmy Armson and Adam Walker who have signed for Brackley Town joining their old Nuneaton manager Kevin Wilkin. Both players came through the Coventry City Academy with Armson going on to play 300 times for Nuneaton (during which time he twice played for England) and Walker 200 times.

Armson will be fondly remembered for the two equalising goals he scored in added time away at both North Ferriby and Alfreton last season. The impact of those draws on North Ferriby as Moors closed in on the league title is incalculable. Jimmy also signed off in fine style with a brace in the draw at FC United of Manchester, the last game of the season

On the announcement of their departures, Marcus Bignot explained: “Jimmy informed me of his desire to play regular football week in week out next season. Jimmy was instrumental in large parts for us last season and is a definite loss, with the belief I had in him, for this season. I can understand his views though, wanting guaranteed football next season.

“Adam Walker has the ability to play in any team at National North level but due to the form of other players he found game time limited. I can totally understand his desire in wanting to play more – we both were very honest with each other on our thoughts on the season ahead here at Solihull Moors and fully understand and support his decision.”

“As a Club, we wish Jimmy and Adam the very best of luck at Brackley Town and they can look back at last season with huge satisfaction the contribution they made in Solihull Moors winning the title. Like Michael Nottingham, the door will always be open for their return if they so wish in the future.”

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