Tom Thorley signs on for another year at Keys Park

Hednesford Town are delighted to confirm that midfielder Tom Thorley has agreed a deal to stay at Keys Park for the 2016/17 season.

Thorley, who signed for the club in November 2013, will also take on the role as Club Captain for the forthcoming campaign.

The 26-year-old has been a consistent performer in the Pitmen’s midfield during his time at the club and although he suffered injury misfortune last season he is looking forward to hitting the ground running under manager Liam McDonald this summer.

Thorley said: “It is an absolute honour to be named as captain of Hednesford Town Football Club. I have enjoyed my time immensely since arriving at the club and I’m firmly looking forward to the coming season.

“Obviously the last campaign was disappointing on both a personal level and also for the club. It is all about putting that behind us now and looking forward with a positive stance.

“I’m now looking forward to working with Liam McDonald as we move forward with a positive future.”

Thorley, who has played over 100 times for Hednesford since arriving from Worcester, decided to stay at Keys Park despite advances from a number of National League North clubs as he looks to guide the Pitmen back to step two at the first attempt.

Manager Liam McDonald admitted that he was delighted to be able to keep hold of Thorley as he starts to shape his squad ahead of the 2016/17 Evo-Stik campaign.

He said: “Tom Thorley is an exceptional player and I’m looking forward to working with him this season.

“It was my main priority in keeping Tom at the club as he’s an ideal person to captain the side next season.

“He’s had interest from a number of clubs higher and I’m delighted how excited he is about the season ahead.”

Tom is the first of a number of players who have committed to the Pitmen with more details due to be released in due course.

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