In a busy start to the summer, manager Mark Bower has added three new faces to a squad already brimming with experience and talent.
His first move was to bring midfielder Ben McKenna back to the club after his initial departure in 2016. The summer signing from Curzon Ashton is a player that Bower is delighted to have back on board:
“Ben is a player that we’ve stayed in contact with since he left us 18 months ago. He’s an exciting player, which we saw glimpses of during his first spell with us and I’m confident that he will show his quality consistently in the coming season.”
Bower then raided his former club Guiseley for two defensive additions, one of which he worked closely with during his time with the Lions. The first of the arrivals from Nethermoor was 26-year-old Danny East, a versatile talent with experience of playing in the Football League:
“Danny East comes to us after a frustrating couple of seasons and he is keen to make up for lost time. He had offers which were better for him financially, but was keen to join us on a heavily appearance incentivised deal, as he is familiar with some of our players and recognises the progress that we are making as a club. He’s a versatile player who can be a real asset to us as he builds up his match fitness through pre-season.”
The most recent signing came in the form of defender Danny Lowe, who served as captain during Mark Bower’s tenure in charge of Guiseley:
“Danny Lowe is a key signing for us, he’s a leader both on and off the pitch. He has experienced promotions from our level before and I’m delighted that he’s chosen to join us as there were several clubs chasing his signature.”