Local lad Luke Shorthouse has signed for Nuneaton Town.
Shorthouse, who scored 44 goals in 51 games at Midland Football League side Nuneaton Griff last season, has been training with the club during the summer and featured in both of the pre-season friendly games at Liberty Way this week.
The 21-year-old striker said; “I can’t believe I’ve progressed so quickly as I only started playing Saturday football again two years ago.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m going to give it my best shot.”
Shorthouse scored on his pre-season debut in the game against Coventry City, which delighted Boro manager Kevin Wilson. He said; “It was a lovely finish from Luke and I’m pleased for him.
“After being sent a letter by a fan, I went to watch him three times, and we have had him in for a week to see how he is in training.
“He has given up a job on a better wage than we can offer him because he wants to play for the football club and get the chance to prove himself. You have to give him a lot of credit for making such a decision.
“He has a great eye for a goal and likes to play mostly in the 18-yard box. His head does not drop when a chance goes begging – he works hard and is always looking to score, which is what impressed me when I went to watch him playing for Griff last season.”