Neil Young, manager of Vanarama National League North club Stockport County, will link up with a familiar face after adding 6’2″ Kevin Holsgrove to his squad for the new season.
The versatile 27-year-old agreed a deal at Edgeley Park and follows Micah Evans’ in finalising a deal with the Hatters.
Holsgrove is a player Young knows well, having worked with him before during one of two spells as a player with Colwyn Bay.
“I took him there and played him at left wing-back but we only had him for about five games because Hyde came in and took him from us,” Young said. “He’s had a good career with the likes of FC Halifax Town and Guiseley AFC; he’s played at this level and higher so I think he’ll be a good signing for us.”
Holsgrove`s career began in Everton’s youth set-up and, in addition to Colwyn Bay, Hyde United, Halifax and Guiseley, has taken him to the likes of Cefn Druids, Altrincham, Boston United and Stalybridge Celtic.
His ability to play in more than one position was another of the key reasons why Young was so keen to bring him in.
“Kevin is a good player who can play wide in a four-man midfield, centrally, or up front,” he said. “He’s a quick player and good left-footed players are very hard to find at any level but I think we’ve got one in Kevin.
“He gives us options but he also knows the league and is a really good, honest lad.”
County’s latest arrival takes the number of new signings to nine – in addition to the retained Danny Hurst – as the squad takes shape for the 2015/16 season.
Discussions remain ongoing with further targets as County hope to gain promotion from National League North at the third time of asking.
“The squad is coming together nicely and we’ve still got offers out for a few people,” Young revealed. “We’re getting value for money in our signings and we still have another two or three enquiries out at the moment for other players at the moment.”