East Midlands Counties League
Published 23rd July 2012
Nurse, 30, is renowned as one of the finest non-League goalkeepers in the East Midlands, and his transfer from now ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties Leaguers Quorn is a huge coup for the club.
Following his release from Leicester City in 2001 by Martin O’Neill, Nurse spent time with Ilkeston Town and Cambridge City before the last eight seasons have been divided between Farley Way and Loughborough Dynamo, where he played alongside and under the current management duo of John Folwell and Adam Beazeley.
Nurse is currently the goalkeeping coach for the Leicestershire and Rutland FA under-16 representative squad, and will combine his playing duties with working with the crop of talented youth goalkeepers that currently play for the Riversiders junior sections.
He will join a squad that already boasts his brother Ricky, who joined the Riversiders last season, whilst the families third footballing brother, Kris, remains at Quorn.
The signing of Nurse comes at a perfect time for Town following the departure of Richard Stainsby and Paul Yeomans in the last week or so.
Stainsby had agreed terms with the club for the coming season, only to be approached by Stamford AFC of the Evo Stik Northern Premier League.
Based in the Stamford area, it was no surprise that Stainsby accepted their offer as he looks to secure a starting berth in the Daniels` starting XI.
The news of Stainsby's departure came shortly after Yeomans also left his role as goalkeeping coach due to a change in work circumstances, leaving the Riversiders in a race against time to fill the positions ahead of the start of the new season.
The capture of Nurse takes the total number of new signings for the Riversiders to seven.