FOOTBALL: A LUCRATIVE contract offer from National League North side Kidderminster Harriers saw Liam Daly move on from Solihull Moors.
A two-year deal has been agreed with the full time Harriers by former Moors skipper Daly, who will play with the club full time.
Signed by Bob Faulkner in 2008, ‘Dales’ initially left Moors after one season to join Leamington where in four seasons he made 200 appearances in black and gold – scoring 20 goals.
He helped Brakes win the Southern Premier League title in 2013 – and his efforts in Leamington didn’t go unrecognised as he was named team skipper.
Daly rejoined Solihull in time for the start of the 2014/15 season and in all has made 177 appearances for Moors.
Following Ryan Beswick’s long term injury, the 29-year-old was named club captain and Moors and guided them clear of relegation during the club’s first season in the top flight on non-league football.
Liam McDonald admitted the Daly could not turn down the offer from Kidderminster, but added he’s disappointed to lose the defender.
He said: “I thought Liam would be an integral part of our team for some years to come.
“However, he is 29-years-old and the offer doubled what was already a good salary at Solihull Moors, on top of which he will also receive match by match bonuses depending on results.
“It is also a two-year contract and Liam has to consider what is best for his young family.
“It will elevate Liam’s income to a level well above that which most players in the National League are paid.”
McDonald went on to say Daly was a ‘wonderful captain’ for him and said he is already talking to a replacement with Premier League experience.