Nuneaton Borough have completed the signing of midfielder Alhassan Bangura.
The 28 year-old joined the Watford youth set-up in 2004 and progressed to make over 75 senior appearances for the Hornets, scooping a Young Player of the Season award along the way and also helping the club secure promotion into the top-flight.
Making 16 Premier League appearances, he was a popular figure amongst the supporters at Vicarage Road.
Having had a loan spell with Brighton & Hove Albion, he eventually joined Blackpool on a non-contract basis and spent a season with the club.
He then joined Forest Green Rovers in readiness for the 2011/12 season after spending some time in Azerbaijan with Tony Adams’ Gabala.
Injury halted his early progress at with Rovers and it was during this time that he became a team-mate of Tommy Wright.
Leaving the club in August 2014, his next port of call was Coventry City where he stayed for the second half of the 2014/15 campaign before having a spell out of the game and returning at the turn of 2016 with St. Albans City.
“I am delighted to be able to bring Al to the club,” said Tommy Wright. “I had a spell playing alongside him at Forest Green Rovers and quite simply he was a class above. He should never have been playing at that level but sometimes things like injuries and a change of management can dictate situations.
“If we can get him fit and playing regularly, he can be a big asset to us both on and off-the-pitch.
“He is professional, experienced and alongside the likes of Exodus and Langers, he will provide calmness on the field and a wise voice in the dressing room.
“Al is a leader and a fighter; he is hungry to be successful and isn’t afraid to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in.”
Meanwhile youngsters, Jordan Wheatley and Kash Wallace, have both been allowed to link-up with Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit, Halesowen Town, on loan in a bid to get game time under their belts.