Solihull Moors have signed central defender Callum Howe from National League rivals Harrogate Town for an undisclosed fee.

Howe, 25, has signed a three-year deal with the Moors and was one of the stand-out defenders in the division last season, helping Harrogate on their way to a place in the play-offs.

He featured in all but one of the 46 league games, scoring nine times for a side that kept 14 clean sheets. This form earned the defender the Players’ Player of the Season award at the end of the campaign.

A former National League winner in 2016/17 with Lincoln City, Howe has also featured for Southport, Eastleigh and Port Vale.

After signing on the dotted line, Howe expressed his delight at joining Solihull Moors.

He said: “I think you’ve just got to look at the way the stadium’s improved since I came here and played here last year. It’s unbelievable what they’ve done to it.

“I’ve spoken to the coaching team and the chairman and I’m excited by their ambitions for the club. I’m delighted to join and I can’t wait to get started. I know quite a few of the lads and I’ve been in contact with them throughout the day – they’ve confirmed how good the club is and how well it is run, so it’s all been positive so far.

“My aim is to help get Moors into the Football League and I am certainly up for the challenge.”

On sealing his fourth summer signing, manager Tim Flowers said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the signature of what we consider to be an outstanding young centre-back.

“He was a mainstay in a successful Harrogate team last season and fits our criteria and recruitment policy. We believe he has plenty more to come and look forward to working with him through the season.”


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