Leamington manager Paul Holleran has taken his total of new signings this summer to five with the with the arrival of one of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier’s brightest young talents in Liam Canavan.
Most recently at Kettering Town, Canavan joins fellow new boys Joe Clarke, Colby Bishop, Junior English and Dan Quigley as Brakes continue preparations for their return to Step 2 football.
Equally at home in midfield or as a striker, the 22-year-old scored 42 goals in all competitions for Thurnby Nirvana in 2014/15 as they finished runners-up to AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League.
This earned him a move to Nuneaton Town for the following season.
He joined Kettering on loan early in the campaign, and made eighty appearances for the Poppies over the last two seasons, scoring 16 goals, one of which, a stunning long-range volley against Biggleswade Town last season, went viral and was also shown on Soccer AM.
His career began at the now defunct Hinckley United, where he broke through the youth ranks into the first team in the Conference (National League) North in 2012/13.
He made twenty-one appearances and scored 5 goals for the Knitters before the club was liquidated just ten games into the 2013/14 campaign – Canavan was part of the team for their final game at Chesham United.
Holleran said: “Liam Canavan is a player that we’ve come across a lot over the last two years.
“When we’ve come up against him he has always done well, he’s a good size and an energetic midfield player who I think will add another dimension to the squad. We’re delighted to have him on board. He’s still only 22, so I’m sure there’s more to come from him”.