Joined: 16 Jul 2006
|Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:01 pm Post subject: Player news [First Team]
|Manager Adam Stevens has added three new signings and a loan signing in recent weeks but has also lost the services of the versatile James Dodd.
Dodd (pictured) joined the club at the start of 2008 from Bistall United and went on to make 166 appearances, scoring 12 goals, in five seasons. The gritty defender or midfielder had found himself out of the side in recent weeks and joins the growing contingent of former Coalville players at East Midlands Counties side Oadby Town.
Stevens acted swiftly to bolster his squad with tricky winger Keiron Davies joining on a short-term loan from Southern League side St. Neots. Davies, 19, has previously played for Blackstones in the United Counties league and made his Ravens debut in the home defeat to Loughborough Dynamo.
A trio of permanent signings followed soon after with defender Thom Kellogg and midfielder Dan Martin joining from Mickleover Sports and forward Daniel Davidson joining from Matlock Town.
Kellogg is a strong, uncompromising central defender who spent much of his career playing alongside Shaun Roulston at Holbrook Sports. A move to Borrowash Victoria followed where he picked up an East Midlands Counties runners-up medal before switching to Northern Premier side Mickleover this summer.
Martin, 25, is a classy, play-making midfielder who made 77 appearances in the football league during three seasons at Notts County and Mansfield Town. Martin then dropped into non-league where he was pivotal in Mickleover achieving back-to-back promotions from the Northern Counties East Premier to the Northern Premier.
Davidson, 32, is a powerhouse of a centre forward with Conference experience from stints at Hereford United, Stafford Rangers, Crawley Town and Tamworth. The 6ft 5ins forward has most recently been with Worksop Town and Matlock in the Northern Premier.
All at Coalville would like to thank James for his oustanding commitment in a Ravens shirt and welcome Keiron, Thom, Dan and Daniel to the club.