Nuneaton Town have added powerful front man Callum Ball to their ranks.
The 24-year-old is a product of the Derby County youth system where he came through the ranks to make his senior debut for the club in 2010 and earn a professional deal.
His progress was rewarded with a new three-year contract in the summer of 2011 and he spent 2012/13 on loan at Coventry City, whilst he also went out on loan to Torquay United and Notts County during the course of the following season.
Upon his departure from Pride Park, he moved north of the border with St Mirren where he spent a year prior to linking up with Corby Town in September 2015 before making the switch to Barwell early last season where his quality really came to the fore.
“He is a player that I have been monitoring since I took over in November,” admitted manager Tommy Wright. “He was contracted at Barwell and scored plenty of goals there.
“A fully fit Callum Ball with a good pre-season behind him will prove to everyone what a good player he is. In my opinion, he simply oozes class; his hold-up play is second-to-none and his sheer presence at 6’4” will give us another dimension, something we have been missing since Joe Ironside departed.
“I can’t wait to get working with Callum again. He should still be playing in The Football League and he is determined to get back there.”
The new arrival added: “I’ve worked with the Gaffer before so I had no hesitation in joining up with him again here.
“It’s nice to be back playing at this level again; there’s a strong squad being built here and the club is really looking to push on.
“There is so much positivity, from top to bottom, and it’s a good place to be. It’s going to be a tough challenge but if we work together as a team, we can really achieve something.
“Hopefully I can score a few goals and help us challenge at the right end of the table. I see myself more as a target man who can hold the ball up and bring others into play.
“I’d like to think that I’ll be able to help the younger lads around me and weigh in with my fair share of goals along the way”.