Rob Smith has this evening continued to bolster his squad with the arrival of two new players to Keys Park – albeit one will be a familiar face to some supporters.
Monday saw experienced midfielder Phil Trainer being the latest player to sign on for the 2015/16 season as he agreed to join the Pitmen for a second spell – some 14 years after his first one.
The 33-year-old first joined the club in November 2001 as the club were struggling in the Southern Premier League following relegation from the Vauxhall Conference the previous season. During a two month loan spell from Crewe Alexandra Trainer played seven times, scoring on two separate occasions.
Since that loan spell the left-sided player has gone on to play almost 200 games in the top tier of non-league football before appearing at this level for Tamworth last season.
He was quickly followed through the door by 25-year-old striker Paul Ennis, who last season played for Stalybridge Celtic.
As an 18-year-old Ennis worked his way through the ranks at Stockport County, getting as far as two first team appearances in the Football League.
After leaving County and signing for Celtic it was then onto Bala Town, Droylsden, Witton Albion and Northwich Victoria before joining Colwyn Bay in the summer of 2013.
Towards the end of that season he rejoined Celtic and was nominated as their ‘Player of the Season’ for 2013/14 before winning the Golden Boot in the 2014/15 season.
We would like to welcome both players to Keys Park and wish them a long and successful stay with us.