FOOTBALL: SOLIHULL Moors are have announced the first new signings of the summer.
Liam Daly and keeper Tony Breeden move from Leamington, where they have both been ever-presents this year helping The Brakes achieve 13th place in the Conference North. Joining them will be Aaron Brown the ex-Reading Central defender.
Following finishes of 9th and 8th in the past two campaigns, these signings signify Marcus Bignot’s intent to drive Moors even further up the table, as the club continues to take steps forward both on and off the field, with points and attendance records both being broken last season. With another stringent playing budget for the forthcoming season, Moors manager has acted quickly to steel a march on other clubs.
The club’s strategy of targeting players that are both hungry for success and share the club’s ambitions continues to bear fruit. With these three exciting early signings, the continued development of Under 21 players, and the retention of key players from last season’s squad, things are looking bright for Solihull Moors
Tony Breeden was a member of the last Solihull Borough squad before the merger with Moor Green in 2007. Following stints at Sutton Coldfield Town and Rushall Olympic, Tony moved for a first spell at Leamington in 2009 before signing for Conference Premier Kidderminster Harriers where he made 28 appearances for the Worcestershire side.
It was then onto Tamworth for further experience in Non League football’s top division, making 43 appearances in all competitions for the Lambs. He returned to the Brakes last season keeping 10 clean sheets as the club finished with the joint-fifth best defensive record in the league.
Liam Daly first joined Moors in 2008 from Redditch United, having previously been at Birmingham City as a youngster. The towering centre half played 39 matches for Solihull over the next two seasons scoring five goals and supporters will remember the formidable partnership he struck up with Club captain Theo Streete.
After a short time at Halesowen, he joined Leamington in 2010, where in four seasons he made almost 200 appearances for the club and scoring 20 goals. He helped the Brakes to win the Southern League Premier title in 2013 reaching double figures in goals.
Aaron spent his early career at Stafford Rangers and Tamworth where he represented his country in the England C team squad. The Wolverhampton born player was then snapped up by Reading in 2005 for a reported fee of £100,000.
Following his three years at the Madejski Stadium, he went onto play for Aldershot, Yeovil, Stockport, Preston and Leyton Orient, as well as spells abroad with Maltese side Floriana and Irish outfit Limerick. The 30 year old has been at Worcester City since January, playing 17 times and scoring twice.