Former Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee has signed for Coalville Town.

Photo: Coalville Town

The 29-year-old scored 16 goals for Accrington last season, with 74 in his four seasons with the club. The ex-Burton Albion man missed pre-season with the League One side and has been taking a break from football in recent months for mental health reasons.

At the end of January, it was announced that Kee would retire from the professional game, with Accrington retiring his number 29 shirt. Along with working full-time, Kee now wishes to play part-time, and has joined local side Coalville, who are currently pushing for a play-off place in the BetVictor Southern Premier Central.

Chairman Glyn Rennocks told the club’s website: “When someone of Billy’s calibre becomes available on our doorstep, you have to do everything you can to get him on board. Since we met last week, it’s been a pleasure to deal with him, and we are delighted he’s chosen us over a host of big names in non-league.”

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