Kevin Wilson, manager of Vanarama National League North club Nuneaton Town, has added to his defensive options by signing 20-year-old Alex Penny.
The Nuneaton-born centre half has joined Boro on a one-year deal and is keen to step up to the challenge.
The former Hull City youngster joined Hinckley from Stourbridge in November, and now steps up four levels in the non-League Pyramid on joining Boro.
Capable of playing at centre-half or in the middle of midfield, Penny made seventeen appearances for Hinckley last season, netting 2 goals.
Penny said; “I was with the Hull City academy from the age of eleven, but then joined Stourbridge and Hinckley FC.
“Obviously Nuneaton is another step up the leagues for me, but I’m ready for the challenge and excited about coming here.
“I have a little bit of non-League experience and my manager at Hinckley, Carl Abbott, actually encouraged me to aim higher.
“I was born in Nuneaton near to the ground, but moved away when I was quite young. In a strange way it does feel like I’ve come home. I’ve been watching out for the team’s results over the past few seasons and now I’m here as a player, which is brilliant for me.
“It will be good to be training full-time again and learning from Kev and Steve Chettle and the players at the club.
“I’ve got a lot to offer and want to prove myself. I’m physical, light on the ground and good in the air and I’m ready to test myself at this level.”
Boro manager Kevin Wilson said; “Alex came to my attention a few seasons ago and I’ve had my eye on him ever since.
“Carl Abbott also gave me good reports and I know that he is a very capable lad who fits the bill for us. We need someone strong and powerful at the back who can play a bit as well so I’m delighted we’ve signed him.”
Meanwhile, former Rushden & Diamonds, Oxford United, Mansfield Town, Grimsby Town and Ilkeston FC striker Rob Duffy has left the Boro after one season with the club.
Duffy has been studying for the past four years and having completed his course, is now moving into full-time employment.