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PITMEN BRING IN FOUR AHEAD OF SEASON OPENER


Thursday 17/09/2020

Hednesford Town are very pleased to announce a hat-trick of new signings arriving at the PRG Stadium @Keys Park along with an exciting loan deal as four new faces join Andy Morrell’s side. John Dodd, Mitch Woakes and Kieron Dawes all of whom have been on trial here during the summer have agreed to join the squad whilst we have agreed terms with Port Vale to bring in exciting young full back Ryan Campbell-Gordon on loan from The Valiants.
Birmingham born Dodd, 24, is a versatile midfielder who previously worked with Andy Morrell during his days at Tamworth. Quick and nimble, Dodd began his career at Cheltenham Town before moving on to link up with Tamworth Under 21’s. He then played first team football with the likes of Bilston Town and Paget Rangers before making the step back up linking up with the Pitmen where he has impressed during pre-season.
Kieron Dawes joins us having began his career with Birmingham City, he has actually been on loan with the Pitmen for a brief spell 2 years ago before further loans at the likes of Coleshill Town. He spent time with both Watford and West Ham on trial last season and the 21 year old attacking right back arrives at Hednesford Town having spent a short trial spell with Andy Morrell’s side with good performances from him away to Chasetown and at home to Basford United during pre season.
Speedy winger Mitchell Woakes is the third arrival at the PRG Stadium after the 19 year old spent pre season on trial with the Pitmen. Beginning his career with Walsall as a youngster he also moved on to Nottingham Forest as part of their Academy set up. Woakes then spent 2 years with Burton Albion before moving on to Tamworth where he also spent time loan at Coton Green.
Finally a deal has been agreed with Port Vale to allow their highly rated youngster Ryan Campbell-Gordon to join on loan at Hednesford Town until January. The 19 year old left back is very highly thought of at Vale Park and has already made his senior debut for The Valiants 12 months ago. Campbell-Gordon had 2 successful loan spells last season as he joined Ilkeston Town in September before signing for Kidsgrove Athletic at the beginning of 2020.
Additional to all of the new arrivals, young striker Oli Waddison has gone out on loan to AFC Bridgnorth to continue his development, we look forward to seeing how he progresses with the Meadowmen.
All 4 of our new arrivals are available for Saturday’s opening day clash with Stourbridge here at the PRG Stadium @ Keys Park.

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