Leamington Football Club is currently playing in the National League North in England. The club has a good reputation dating back to its inception in 1933. Initially, the club was a works team of Lockheed Borg & Beck. This provided the team with the nickname “The Brakes” due to the company’s products that they manufactured.
The 2021-2022 league campaign was a disappointing season that saw Leamington FC finishing in 15th position; the club, players, and fans will be hoping for a significant improvement in the 2022-2023 season. With a tight budget, the club will be limited in the transfer market and will be relying on the current squad and a few new signings to improve on last year. You can check odds on all English football games and final league positions from various bookmakers and if you wish to give a try to a casino game, check out this casino online.
Some Good News For Next Season
Two key players will return to the squad for the 2022-2023 season, James Mace and Junior English. The pair are the most experienced players Leamington FC has on their books. Their experience both on and off the pitch is considered by many to be invaluable and would be hard to replace. James Mace made a remarkable return last season after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in 2019.
Both players and the club are delighted they are staying. Manager Paul Holleran praised the players by saying, “Both Junior and James are a shining example to any young player” and “They are brilliant to work with, and I am very pleased they have agreed to remain with us.” Clearly one happy manager.
The First Transfer is a Done Deal
Leamington FC has been quick to start signing new players to improve the squad for the coming season. Ben Usher-Shipway is the first player to put pen to paper and commit to the club. Shipway plays in the right-back position but can also play right midfield and as a right winger. The 23-year-old left Solihull Moors after playing just 15 games for the club, although he was on loan during his 3-year spell at the “Moors.”
Ben is looking forward to the coming season and helping Leamington FC improve on the 2021-2022 campaign. Ben began his career at Boldmere St Michaels, which is where his father, also called Ben, scored for Leamington FC on his debut in 2005.
Players Are Happy to Sign on For Another Season
Besides bringing in new talent to the squad to help with the coming season, Leamington FC is actively encouraging some of the current squad to stay and is having some success with this.
Adam Walker, the English midfielder, has agreed to stay for another year, also staying and aiming to complete 300 games for Leamington FC is the left-back Steph Morley (currently, Morley has played 291 games for Leamington FC).
Numerous other players have also agreed to stay for next season, including captain Jack Edwards, midfielder Devon Kelly-Evans, last year’s leading goal scorer Dan Turner, and Dan Meredith, the Players Player of the Season 2021-2022. Other players have indicated they are willing to stay with Leamington FC and help to improve on last season’s results.