Nuneaton Town boss Kevin Wilson has brought in Greg Tempest as his first new signing ahead of the 2016-17 season.
The talented midfielder, who has penned a one year deal, said; “I’m excited to be joining Nuneaton and linking up with Kevin Wilson and Steve Chettle again.
“When I was 18-years-old I went to Ilkeston on loan and learned so much from them both and that experience certainly helped me when I returned to Notts County.
“As soon I was released by Lincoln City at the end of last season I spoke to Kev and was very keen to work with him again. I had other offers, but I love his philosophy and the way he goes about things and I know that this move will be good for me and the club.
“I’m impressed with the set up at Liberty way and can’t wait to get started. I know a few of the lads here and Jordan Keane is my best mate from school, so it feels familiar already.
“Everyone I have spoken to says good things about Nuneaton, the club and the fans, and I’m really happy to be here.
“The fans can expect to see me showing a lot of energy around the pitch. I prefer playing on the left side of midfield, but I’ll slot in at left back if that’s where I’m needed.”
Kevin Wilson has been tracking Tempest for some time and narrowly missed out on signing him this time last year. He said; “Greg is a good footballer. Me and Steve spotted that as soon as he joined us at Ilkeston and he’s certainly improved since then.
“I tried to sign him twelve months ago, but in the end he decided to join Lincoln City where he did well. I think a few people were surprised when he got released to be honest.
“I spoke to him as soon as that news broke and had another chat with him before I went on holiday so the deal was never really in doubt, even though there were other decent offers on the table for him.
“Greg fits the bill perfectly. He’s got a good left foot and a brilliant work ethic, but the most important thing is that he wanted to come to Nuneaton.
“I’ll only sign players who are committed and keen to pull on a Boro shirt.”
Tempest has not faced the Boro in a competitive game before, though he did turn out for Notts County in a friendly game at Liberty Way.