Versatile defender Danny East has completed a move to the club from Yorkshire rivals Guiseley.
The 26-year-old becomes the second new addition of the summer, following the acquisition of Curzon Ashton midfielder Ben McKenna.
Although primarily a full-back, East can operate in central midfield and has proved an asset in both positions throughout his career.
He came through the ranks at Hull City but was released after just two senior outings for the Tigers. The defender did, however, play regular first-team football during a loan spell with Northampton Town in 2012. Portsmouth moved to secure his services in 2013, but injuries stunted his progress at Fratton Park and he made just 19 appearances in two seasons.
He left Portsmouth at the end of the 2014/15 season after spending time on loan at Aldershot Town and sealed a move to Grimsby Town of the National League in June 2015. The move to the Mariners allowed him to rediscover form and he played a crucial role in helping the club gain promotion to League Two via the play-offs.
Grimsby didn’t hand East a new deal after the Wembley win, but Guiseley swooped to tie him to a deal at Nethermoor in July 2016. Injuries blighted his two-year stint with the Lions, but the Yorkshire-born battler is keen to put the troubles behind him after signing for Avenue:
“I’m really pleased to have joined the club, I’ve struggled with injuries recently but I’m keen to put those problems behind me and really get going again. I want to start enjoying my football again and I think this is the place for me to do that. I’ve seen how the team play and I think the style will suit me, so I can’t wait to get started.”
He becomes the eleventh confirmed member of Avenue’s 2018/19 squad.
Want to see East in action next season then why not purchase your 2018-19 Season Ticket now. This year’s adult ticket comes with one FREE under-16’s Season Ticket, and is excellently priced at just £135. Concessions are priced at £110, students / apprentices at £30 and under-16s can pick up a 2018-19 league Season Ticket for just £20. To download a season ticket application form please click here
Danny East is now available to sponsor and supporters are able to sponsor either his home or away kit for £60. To download a player kit sponsorship form please click here