The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 20th June 2012
.....and Ashley Spencer after the talented duo attracted interest from Football League clubs.
Striker Piggon scored twenty goals as the Greenbacks won promotion last season, while Spencer hit sixteen from the centre of midfield.
Both have agreed contracts with the club, meaning if they leave Bedworth will be entitled to a transfer fee.
Manager Steve Farmer says the club has to protect its assets, but at the same time he says he would not stand in the way of either player if a dream move was on the table.
He said: “They both fully deserve it. Mitch has scored sixty goals in the last two seasons for me at Bedworth and Nuneaton Griff.
“He’s got bags of potential. The same goes for Ash. He scored sixteen goals from midfield last season after stepping up two divisions.
“They’ve both had interest from Football League and local non-League clubs in the last six months or so.
“We want to protect the best interests of the club but at the same time we want to give them the best chance to succeed in their football careers.
“If the right opportunity came along then we certainly wouldn’t stand in their way.
“Hopefully Ash and Mitch will see that we are investing in them to make them better players.
“It also throws down a gauntlet to other young players at the club to go out there and earn a contract.”
Piggon, 21, and Spencer, 22, are now guaranteed to be paid every week even if they do not play.
That is not the case with their non-contract team-mates, although if they are snapped up by another team no transfer fee would be involved.
Farmer says chairman Pete Randle deserves credit for making the financial commitment to the pair.
“This club hasn’t had players on contract for a long time so credit has got to go to the chairman for taking this step and seeing that we’ve got good players here,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bedworth are hoping to add two new signings before the start of the next week.
They are in talks with a left winger who was playing in Blue Square Bet North last season and a striker who was a regular goalscorer in the Southern League Division One Central.
Farmer was not prepared to name either target at this stage.
So far this summer goalkeeper Andy Kemp, midfielder Sam Belcher and striker David Kolodynski have joined the Greenbacks.