Goalkeeper added to Pitmen squad

Hednesford Town can today confirm the arrival of goalkeeper James Wren to Keys Park.

The former Sutton Coldfield Town shot stopper agreed terms with the Pitmen earlier today as he links up with his former boss in Neil Tooth.

The Hednesford manager said; “I am delighted to get James Wren on board and can’t wait to work with him again.

“I’ve been blessed during my time in football to have worked with some fantastic goalkeepers but James is by far and away the most talented I have worked with. As he is only 23 he will grow with the club and be a huge part of what we are aiming to achieve.

“We have beaten off some big clubs to get the deal done and I have no doubt he will become a fans favourite.”

The manager also praised departing goalkeepers Dan Crane and Lloyd Ransome.

He added; “I am disappointed to lose Dan Crane and Lloyd Ransome but totally respect and understand their decisions.

“I told them both I was signing James and Lloyd has been offered the chance to be a number one and play on a more regular basis – so we can’t stand in his way. With Dan I was hoping he would stay and be part of the management set-up as well as competing for the shirt but he has decided that he still wants to concentrate on playing before moving into coaching and again I have to respect his wishes.

“I wish them all the best and would welcome both back to Keys Park with open arms.”

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