Boro boss Jimmy Ginnelly has been busy rejigging his squad this week, with four new players joining the club.
Bedworth-born centre half Craig Stanley (pictured) has joined from Clitheroe, while keeper Jordan Wright has joined on loan from Nottingham Forest for a month. Kettering midfielder Michael Richens and Walsall striker Mitchel Candlin have also joined on the same terms. Stanley is delighted to have finally joined Boro after coming close to pulling on the blue and white shirt on numerous occasions.
He said: "There has always been interest from The Boro but for one reason or another it has never materialised, but now it has. I know Jimmy and his backroom team very well - I played alongside Richard Lavery at both Telford and Barwell - and Jimmy has convinced me the time is right.” "Growing up in Exhall, I watched Boro play against Bedworth United several times before I moved away at 19. I have also played at Liberty Way, I scored for Eastleigh at the start of the season a few years ago in the Conference."
Another new player familiar with Boro is keeper Wright, who is from Hinckley. "'I watched Boro a lot with my dad last time they were in the Conference, and I have been inspired by Jordan Smith and Dimitar Evtimov, who both went out on loan to Boro before returning to Forest and breaking into the first team. I hope to follow in their footsteps." Jordan has experience in this league, having played for Kettering last season, as well as spells with Grantham in the Northern Premier and Alfreton in the National League North.
The other two loanees are no strangers to Boro either. Richens played four games for Boro in our second National League season, while Candlin played for Walsall in a pre-season friendly at Liberty Way this summer.
Meanwhile, five players have left the club.
Matt Sargeant, Aris Christophorou, Chris Camwell, Lewis Rankin and Ryan Harkin have all been released while Cameron Belford has joined Ashton United on loan for a month with an option of a permanent move.
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