JOSH QUAYNOR revealed he turned down offers from Worcester City and Stratford Town to join Bromsgrove Sporting from last season’s Midland League Premier Division runners-up Coleshill Town.
The 25-year-old versatile left-sided player, who played for Redditch United when they were in the Conference North, played a key part in Coleshill’s FA Vase run last season where they reached the semi-finals before losing to South Shields.
However, after Coleshill decided to part ways with manager Simon Lyons in a shock move earlier this week, Quaynor, a former Stourbridge and Evesham United man, admitted he decided to weigh up his options even though he had offered to stay at Pack Meadow.
But after discussions with former National League North side Worcester – who took a voluntary three drop relegation – and Southern League Premier outfit Stratford, the Bromsgrove local said it was an easy decision to agree terms to make the move to the Victoria Ground.
“I’m really excited about the move as it’s going to be a fresh challenge and Bromsgrove is a club on the up,” he told the Standard.
“I’d spoken to a few of the players before I joined but it was Paul Smith who sold it to me.
“My aim is to help this club go forward and get promoted again because I can’t see why that’s not possible.
“It [the Midland Premier] is a hard league to get out of as only one goes up but with hungry players like myself we can certainly progress.
“Hopefully I can be a part of another good FA Vase run and maybe Bromsgrove can reach the final this time around.”
Smith targeted a left-back after being forced to play centre-half Craig Jones in the position as first choice Jack Wilson had to miss regular game time due to his shift pattern at work.
Quaynor becomes the Sporting boss’ second summer signing, following in the footsteps of right-sided player Jordan Jones who agreed terms to join from Redditch United earlier this week.
“In my opinion Josh was the best left-back in the Midland Premier last season,” said Smith.
“Jack Wilson has been brilliant for us but his shift pattern has caused us a few issues which I want to sort out.
“Josh is young, hungry and has had experience of the levels above.
“A number of clubs were interested in him but I’m delighted to get him over the line here at Bromsgrove.”