Solihull Moors manager Liam McDonald has once again returned to former side Hednesford Town to sign a player.

McDonald has been re-united with defender Calum Flanagan, having managed him before at both Redditch United and Hednesford.




Flanagan, who turns 25 on December 30th, is a graduate of Aston Villa’s academy, comfortable at centre and left-back.

He boasts experience beyond his years, with the defender having played at both Step One and Two of the non-League Pyramid.

His career began with Aston Villa, with the Birmingham-born defender making his Premier Academy League debut for the club in 2008, going on to represent the Villains at youth and reserve levels.

The end of the 2010/11 season saw Flanagan get a taste of non-League football on loan with Kettering Town, then of the Conference Premier.

After being released by Villa in 2011, trials and short spells with clubs followed before he linked up with Hinckley United in December for the rest of the 2011/12 campaign.

Flanagan then joined Redditch, where he became a mainstay of the Reds’ defence and was named supporters’ and players’ player of the year at the end of the 2013/14 season.

When McDonald moved to Keys Park in the summer, Flanagan was one of a number of Redditch players who followed their former manager and joined the Pitmen.

Source: www.footballconference.co.uk


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