Paul Holleran has bolstered his Leamington squad by securing the return of former captain Stephan Morley from National League North rivals AFC Telford United.

Having left Brakes as they battled relegation to join Corby Town and work within their coaching set up back in February 2015, the 32-year-old went on to play for Brackley Town and Tamworth before signing for Telford in 2018. Having made nine appearances and scoring one goal this season, he no longer appears to be part of Gavin Cowan’s plans, having not been involved since Telford’s last win, over Gloucester City on September 3rd.

Holleran has swooped to bring Morley back to Leamington, some four-and-a-half years after he left.

“We’re delighted to be able to bring Stephan back to the club,” said Paul Holleran. “The opportunity arose at the back end of last week. I’d like to thank Gavin and Telford for helping to make it happen. I think the location of Leamington and the fact that he enjoyed his time here before was a big pull for him in deciding to return.”

“I’m delighted to have him back. He was a big part of what we achieved while he was here and he only left due to a full time opportunity at another club. It certainly wasn’t a football decision that led to him leaving before, it was the chance to work full time in football which I understood, but it’s great that he’s back on board, he’s a good experienced player at this level and will add to our defensive options.”

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