NEW signing Leon Broadhurst says he cannot wait for the new season to begin after moving to hometown club Bromsgrove Sporting.
The midfielder has joined the Rouslers after spending 16 years at Stourbridge, having made a remarkable 780 appearances and scoring 154 goals.
He became a vital cog in the heart of the Glassboys team, enjoying several FA Cup runs and a third-place finish in the Southern Premier League Central last season but the 35-year-old decided to leave for pastures new.
Broadhurst said: “I’m looking forward to a new challenge. It will be a privilege to play for my home town.
“Bromsgrove is a massive club and I cannot wait for the season to start.”
Striker Shaquille McDonald is equally keen to impress with Sporting.
He came through the youth system at Birmingham City, before spells at Peterborough United, York City and Derby County. Moving into non-League, two goal-laden stints at Black Country Rangers and Coventry United led him to Mickleover Sports.
He said: “This is a great platform for me – I can’t wait to get started and start scoring goals.
“Personally, it’s the best shape and form I’ve been in during my three years at non-league level.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity Bromsgrove is about to give me.”
Like Broadhurst, Robbie Thompson-Brown joins from Stourbridge, and will provide the Rouslers with a number of options in the final third of the pitch.
His CV includes spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Nuneaton Town, Hednesford Town, Redditch United, Solihull Moors and Stratford Town.
He tweeted: “New chapter. Let’s go.”
Defender Joe Hull arrives at Sporting from Rushall Olympic to be re-united with manager Brendan Kelly, who he worked with at Halesowen Town.
After starting out at Kidderminster, Hull has also played for the likes of Redditch and Stourbridge.
“I’m so happy and looking forward to working with Bren again,” he said.
“I’m really excited to see what we can achieve this season and can’t wait to get down to work and kick on again.
“I’ve heard a lot about the character and togetherness of the lads here, so being a part of that is something I am looking forward.
“I can’t wait to see how far we can push ourselves and do something special.”
Goalkeeper Matt Coton became the fifth and latest signing of the summer for the Rouslers, arriving from Coalville Town.
He said: “I’m extremely happy to be joining the club.
“What they’ve done over the last few years has been special, and I’m looking forward to being part of the next phase in that journey.
“Bromsgrove is a massive club and I can’t wait to get started.”