The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 26th May 2012
.....Chasetown striker Dean Perrow for the new season.
The 28-year-old has worked with the Brakes manager while at AFC Telford United and also at Rushall Olympic.
He will be no stranger to the New Windmill Ground, having featured for his previous clubs against Leamington in the past.
As a youngster Perrow came through the youth team at Sutton Coldfield Town, and his goalscoring exploits in the first-team saw him snapped up by Willenhall Town.
He made an impression early on in his career as part of the Birmingham County Youth side that won the FA County Youth Cup in 2002, scoring against Durham in the final.
Perrow scored twenty-six goals in thirty-nine appearances for the Lockmen, and had a trial at Walsall while Paul Merson was in charge there, before following Rob Smith and Larry Chambers from Willenhall to AFC Telford in early 2006.
Twenty goals in twenty-four games of a successful loan spell at Rushall led to Charlie Blakemore signing Perrow for Chasetown in 2007, and he played a big part in the Scholars' run to the FA Cup Third Round, also picking up the `golden boot` as he became joint top scorer in the Southern League Midland Division, scoring twenty-seven league goals and thirty-two in total in 2007/08.
The following season he hit another thirty-three as Chasetown narrowly missed out on promotion, losing to Nuneaton Town in the play-off final.
Perrow missed eight months of the 2009/10 campaign with a torn Achillies as Chasetown switched to the Northern Premier League, but returned to hit the winner in their First Division South play-off final against Glapwell.
Despite Chasetown enduring a season of struggle that ended with relegation back to Step 4, he still bagged fifteen goals in 2011/12.
Holleran said: “I'm delighted that Dean has agreed to join us. He has scored goals in and around this level since he was 18 and has won the `golden boot` two or three times.
“He's come back well from an Achillies injury, and was top scorer in a team that got relegated last season, which tells you something.
“He's got a great attitude and loves his football, but what probably made it easier is that he wanted to come to Leamington, he said he always enjoyed playing there with his previous clubs, so we're delighted to have him on board, and I'm sure he'll be a big plus for us.”