23rd Sep, 2020

Clayton up for the challenge at Moors

Ben Tyler 16th Sep, 2020

FORMER Oxford United goalkeeper Niall Clayton is the latest to sign terms with Solihull Moors for the forthcoming National League campaign.

The 21-year-old was a former scholar at the Kassam Stadium, but has been a free agent since July 2019 following his release.

Clayton enjoyed spells at Alvechurch last season and has previously been involved in the Wales under-21 camp, so has kept his tools sharp during that downtime.

And with impressive performances on trial at the Moors and in all three pre-season friendlies to date, it was an easy decision for manager Jimmy Shan to make.

“Niall has been in with the group over the last few weeks and has really impressed while on trial.

“He has good physical structure, is very athletic, an excellent shot-stopper and also very good with his feet.

“Niall is another local talent we hope will flourish under the guidance of Kevin Poole.

“These are all positive characteristics that go alongside a mentality to improve – we are excited to have Niall at the Moors and look forward to his development.”

And the ambitions of the new Moors man follow that of some of his fellow arrivals at the club – to strive for a berth in the Football League.

“I’m over the moon to be here,” said Clayton.

“The ambition of the club is exactly where I want to be, which is pushing for the Football League. Hopefully I can help the club get to where it needs to be.

“To work with the management team and Kevin Poole every day is perfect for me.

“I want to improve as much as I can in training and hopefully push for that number one spot.”

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