FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors sign experienced midfielder Joss Labadie - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors sign experienced midfielder Joss Labadie

Aaron Sutcliffe 18th Jul, 2023 Updated: 19th Jul, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Moors have announced the permanent signing of experienced midfielder Joss Labadie subject to League and FA approval.

The 32-year-old midfielder has signed a one-year deal following the expiration of his contract at League Two side Walsall at the end of last season.

Labadie has made more than 350 appearances in the Football League for the likes of Newport County, Notts County and Tranmere Rovers during his career.

Labadie said: “I’m buzzing to be here, luckily the gaffer invited me to come and train a couple days last week and yeah, I’m excited to get the deal done.”

Moors head coach Andy Whing added: “We’re absolutely delighted to get Joss’s move over the line, I think his experience speaks for itself.

“We’ve had him in for the past week as well, he’s fit and gelled well the lads. It’s been really good, we’re delighted to get him in.”

The midfielder started his footballing career with West Bromwich Albion but spent most of his time at the Baggies out on loan at Shrewsbury Town, Cheltenham Town and Tranmere.

After completing a permanent move to Tranmere in 2010, Labadie would spend two years at Prenton Park in League One before signing for then divisional rivals Notts County.

Labadie was twice loaned to Torquay United during his time with the Magpies and completed a permanent move to the Gulls in January 2014.

He signed for then League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge the following summer before departing for Newport after two seasons in the capital.

Labadie spent five years with the Welsh side, amassing 146 appearances and scoring 19 goals for the Exiles.

He later moved to Walsall and captained the Saddlers in the 2021/22 season.

Labadie’s move to Solihull will be his first experience of non-league football.

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