Goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan has committed for another season with Solihull Moors.
Birmingham-born Vaughan joined Moors during the previous close season having spent two years as an ever-present in the Worcester City team and having impressed in the games against us.
Combining football with his job at nearby Jaguar Land Rover, he started his career as a trainee with Plymouth Argyle and had spells at Newport County, Evesham United, Redditch United, Halesowen Town and Leamington.
He famously played in Worcester’s record-breaking penalty shoot-out against Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup which they lost 14–13 in December 2014.
Injury cost Vaughan a large part of last season, although he still managed 17 appearances and as part of his comeback he also turned out for Worcester and Midland League outfit Bromsgrove Sporting where he saved a penalty against Buckland Athletic in the quarter-finals of the Buildbase FA Vase
Moors` boss Liam McDonald rates the keeper very highly: “I am delighted that Nathan has decided to commit for another season. He is one of the best keepers in the National League and I am pleased to have secured his services as part of the Club’s goal keeping strategy for the forthcoming season.”
However, Solihull have announced the departure of 28-year-old midfielder Jack Byrne, who was recently voted players` player for last season.
Byrne joined Moors for the start of the 2015/16 promotion season after a five-year stint at Kidderminster Harriers where he made 164 appearances and scored 28 goals, including a memorable one in an FA Cup win over Peterborough United.
He previously played for Solihull Borough as an 18-year-old in their final season prior to the 2007 merger to form Solihull Moors and featured in their last ever match at Berkhampstead. He made the step up to the Conference (National League) Premier in 2010 with Kidderminster, who signed him from Redditch United.
Technically gifted, he quickly made his mark at the ATG Stadium with his battling no nonsence, never-say-die attitude which soon earned him the respect of home fans
In all, Byrne played eighty-five games for Moors over the last two seasons during which time he notched 9 goals, none more important than the brace scored against Yeovil to earn a replay in the First Round proper of the Emirates FA Cup and more recently the second goal at Macclesfield Town in the match that sealed Solihull’s survival in the National League.