Hednesford Town are pleased to announce the signing of Sam Wilding following his departure from Championship side Sunderland earlier this summer.
Wilding arrives having began his career with West Bromwich Albion as an academy graduate joining Leamington on loan in the 2018/19 season in the national league North. Sam, 22, then moved on to Sunderland where he became the captain of their Under 23’s and made 61 appearances in their Premier League 2 side, the defensive midfielder then returned to Leamington on loan last season along with a loan spell at South Shields before departing Sunderland in the summer.
Manager Keenen Meakin-Richards said
“Sam is a cracking player, we weren’t sure if we would get him as he had a couple of offers in the national league north but we are delighted he has decided to join us here, he is a defensive midfielder and did well in that role during both of his spells at Leamington so we are really pleased to have got Sam over the line, usually when you have a player straight from under 23’s football there is some adjustment to non league but Sam has already been around non league twice with Leamington and he has already trained with the lads so he will settle in quickly I have no doubts”
Welcome to the Pitmen, Sam