7th Aug, 2020

Moors trio commit to club for 2020/21 campaign

Liam Moakes 7th Jul, 2020 Updated: 7th Jul, 2020

THERE was triple delight for Solihull Moors with the news defender Tyrone Williams, keeper Ryan Boot and winger Ben Usher-Shipway have all committed to the club for the coming season.

Williams and Usher-Shipway have extended their contracts for the 2020/21 season, with the option of a further year in place, whilst Boot has also agreed to stay for another campaign.

Williams, 25, first joined the club from Kidderminster Harriers in January 2018 and has gone on to make 85 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals.

Comfortable as a central defender or right-back, Williams played a crucial role in the 2017/18 Great Escape season and Moors’ second-placed finish in 2018/19.

He also totalled 23 appearances over the course of last season, before it was curtailed prematurely as a result of the pandemic.

Manager Jimmy Shan said: “I was really impressed with Ty during my short time in charge last season. Ty is a fantastic character and professional who has a thirst to improve.

“He is a very competitive, physical defender who also possesses good offensive attributes and quality.”

Twenty-five-year-old shot-stopper Boot’s current deal was due to finish at the end of last month, but Moors have moved swiftly to tie down the custodian.

Since his arrival in the summer of 2018, Boot has been a mainstay in between the sticks, keeping 33 National League clean sheets across the last two years.

In March, Boot completed his century of Moors appearances in the club’s last fixture against AFC Fylde which ended in a 0-0 draw.

He now remains an integral part of Shan’s squad and, on re-signing his number one, the manager said: “I am delighted to have retained the services of Ryan. He is an outstanding goalkeeper at this level whom I fully believe can transition to play League football.

“In Ryan, we have a goalkeeper who has an excellent record in this league and is at an age and stage in his career when we will see plenty of growth, maturity and development in his game.”

Usher-Shipway joined the club in June 2019 after scoring 11 goals in 42 appearances across the 2018/19 season with Boldmere St Michaels.

He is yet to make a first-team appearance for Moors, but impressed whilst out on loan over the course of last season with Alvechurch and Sutton Coldfield Town.

Shan said of the 21-year-old: “Ben is a player we hope to see further develop and improve with more senior involvement this season.

“All of our young players will have an opportunity this season and, after speaking with Ben, I see a real focus and determination.”

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