Nuneaton Borough have confirmed that James Clifton has rejoined the club.

“James is a player I admired when he was last at the Boro'” said manager Jimmy Ginnelly. “He’s versatile, can play right side of midfield, middle of midfield or right-back.”

“Players with his skill set are hard to find so when he became available I was interested in him, it was a no-brainier for me to bring him into an already competitive squad. Moving forward, I’ll be expecting him to score goals and making last ditch tackles in our box.

“He’s a great lad to work with and I’m sure the fans will welcome him back with open arms.”

Clifton, who joined the Boro’ in 2015, was a fan favourite in his near-two seasons at Liberty Way. He left for Brackley Town before subsequent moves to Boston United and Alfreton Town.

“I’ve had a tough couple of seasons since leaving the club,” said Clifton. “At Boston I had a double groin tear and missed a chunk of the season after Christmas.”

“Then last year at Alfreton I tore my lateral meniscus on New Year’s Day and missed a lot of football, just making it back for the final few games, so I’m behind in terms of missing a lot of football, but I know I’ll get back to where I was, and where better to do that than where I played my best football and was happiest.

“The club is moving in the right direction now and functioning on a part-time basis. There were clubs in the league above I was talking to as well, but I want to be closer to home after a tough couple of seasons. When you look at the squad that’s been put together here it was a no-brainer for me to come back. I’ve been working hard towards getting back to where I was before I left and believe I can have a strong season.

“I’ve won a couple of leagues in my time, when I was younger, and no matter what level you’re at winning leagues takes a special group of players. I think we might have that here.”


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