Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has moved quickly to bolster his squad at Keys Park, following the arrival of three new faces ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Matlock Town.
The Pitmen have made a move to bring in defender Dan Brenan, attacking midfielder Luke Shearer and striker Tony Clarke.
Brennan, a 6’4″ centre-half, arrived from Loughborough University where the 21-year-old was catching the eye of several step three sides before deciding to sign for the Pitmen.
“Dan has the potential to play at the highest level of the football pyramid. Strong in the air and good on the ground. He has turned down approaches from several step three teams this season until he got the right opportunity.
“This lad has a bright future and will give us different shape options with us now having three fantastic centre backs on board, and he is still only 21.”
Shearer meanwhile makes a return to Keys Park after originally being part of the Hednesford Town Youth Team squad before plying his trade for Redditch United.
“Luke is an exciting offensive player that can play down the middle or either flank,” Casey said.
“He has been playing for Redditch United in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League for the last two seasons, helping them to the play-offs in that time. Luke is a quick player for this league and will help us create chances and hopefully score goals as well.”
Clarke is the final new addition to the squad for tomorrow’s game, and arrives at the club with an eye for goal having scored over 50 goals in the last two years of playing at step six with Lichfield City and Bromsgrove Sporting.
On the 6’2″ centre forward Casey said:
“Tony Clarke has scored over 50 goals locally and at 6’2″ has caught the eyes of lots of managers with his explosive pace and energy.
“His goals have come against all different levels of opposition and he arrives here as top goal scorer for Bromsgrove Sporting who are unbeaten in the Midland Football League.
“He also is one of the fittest lads I’ve ever seen and has an athletic build to back it up and could not wait for his opportunity to join us.”
The manager was pleased with his new additions, also adding that he was awaiting to hear back on several seven day notices which he had put in place for further reinforcements.
“I’m still waiting for several seven day approaches to lapse so I can talk to more seasoned experienced players at the level.
“Scoring goals is what wins you games, but the best defences win promotions so we need to get our strikers firing while we continue to get the other players to keep chipping in with goals. Defensively we now have enough to go into the December and the Christmas period.”