Solihull Moors have announced that, long-standing member, Junior English has left the Club along with Gaz Dean and Callum Gittings.
Junior English was the longest serving member of the current Moors squad with nearly 300 starts for the Club; however the time has come for the utility midfielder to start a new chapter in his career following a lack of game time last season, and has chosen Worcester City as his next Club.
Marcus Bignot explained, “Junior English’s commitment and loyalty will never be forgotten and he is a true Solihull Moors legend. Junior’s loyalty here, especially in my time as Manager, is one of the reasons why we find ourselves where we are as a Club at the top of the Non-League structure.”
Bignot continued “There’s not many players like Junior who have that affinity with one Club. I would like to wish him all the very best for his time at Worcester and all I have is the upmost respect for him.”
Also leaving The Moors is one of the players of last season, Gareth Dean. The central defender was, basically, an ever present last year and shone throughout the promotion year. Unfortunately the Club and Gareth couldn’t agree terms and the ex-Nuneaton player has decided to join James Armson, Adam Walker, and ex-manager Kevin Wilkin, at Brackley Town.
Bignot commented, “The Club have been unable to reach an agreement on personal terms with Gaz, therefore the player has informed us that he needs to speak to other Clubs and go elsewhere. Gaz was at the forefront of our promotion and was very much part of our plans moving forward. It is a shame that the financial side of football has prevented this. We must and will move on and Kevin Wilkin and Brackley will know that they are signing a winner for sure.”
Finally, Callum Gittings has agreed to sign for AFC Telford following a lack of game time at The Automated Technology Group Stadium last season. Gittings, who joined from Kidderminster, will be looking to help AFC Telford build on a great end to their season and to have a go at pushing for promotion back to the National League.
Marcus Bignot confirmed, “I’m sure it will not come as a surprise Callum moving on. I would have like to have given Callum the opportunity but with limited game time last season and now promotion gained, it’s always a difficult situation in discussions when all a player wants to do is play. The realism for Callum of the here and now with the players we have, is that he may have found himself in the same situation again as last season.”