SOLIHULL MOORS have announced that defender Callum Howe has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.
The 27-year-old’s current deal was due to expire at the end of June, but Howe will remain at the ARMCO Arena until June 30 2024 after penning new terms.
Since arriving from Harrogate Town in the summer of 2019, Howe has clocked up 72 appearances and scored six goals for the Moors.
Howe said: “I’m really enjoying my time here and happy to be staying.
“I had a frustrating time last season through injury and obviously picked up another one this season, which is not ideal.
“The club have been brilliant with me both times and anything I’ve needed they’re sorted it straight away.
“We want to get into the Football League, we feel like we’ve got enough here to do it – there’s a belief inside the dressing room and from the management.
“Hopefully I can repay the fans with my performances from now until the end of the season. I just want to thank everyone – the Gaffer, Quinny, Darryl, Tim and the Board have all put a lot of trust in me and I appreciate that.”
Manager Neal Ardley added: “It’s fantastic news and something we started talking about before he got injured – Callum’s a very very good centre halve.
“We’ve got a lot of good players here and I think they’re showing that. We want to try and keep the nucleus of what we’re doing together going forward so that we can keep progressing.
“We’ll sit down with other lads towards the end of the season but, for now, it’s a great start.”
A key performer and leader from the back, the central defender has established himself as one of the best in the National League and was recognised in his first season at Solihull.
Alongside defensive partner Alex Gudger, the duo were named in the 2019/20 National League Team of the Season in a campaign cut short by the pandemic.
And although a knee injury meant Howe missed the majority of last season, he quickly regained the form Moors fans witnessed first time around in the early months of this term.
Currently working his way back to full fitness from hip surgery, the defender will be looking to play an integral role in Moors’ run-in.