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SIGNING: Brakes add Liam Canavan to squad ahead of National League North campaign

Shaun Reynolds 15th Jun, 2017 Updated: 15th Jun, 2017

FOOTBALL: BRAKES boss Paul Holleran has confirmed young prospect Liam Canavan as his fifth new arrival to the team ahead of the upcoming Vanarama National League North campaign.

Canavan joins new boys Joe Clarke, Colby Bishop, Junior English, and Dan Quigley as Leamington continue preparations for their return to the second flight of non-league football.

His career started at Hinckley United, where he broke through the youth ranks into the first team in the Conference North in 2012/13.

He made 21 appearances and scored five goals for the Knitters before the club was liquidated just 10 games into the campaign.

Liam was part of the team for their final game at Chesham United.

A capable midfielder and striker, the 22-year-old scored 42 goals in all competitions for Thurnby Nirvana in 2014/15 as they finished runners up to AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the United Counties League.

This earned him a move to Nuneaton Town for the following season.

He joined Kettering on loan early in the campaign, and made 80 appearances for the Poppies over the last two seasons – scoring 16 goals.

One of his 16 goals proved so impressive it went viral on the internet and was even shown on hit Saturday morning football show Soccer AM.

WATCH: Goal B – Liam’s strike for Kettering against Biggleswade Town last year.

Holleran said: “Liam is a player that we’ve come across a lot over the last two years.

“When we’ve come up against him he has always done well, he’s a good size and an energetic midfield player who I think will add another dimension to the squad.

“We’re delighted to have him on board.

“He’s still only 22, so I’m sure there’s more to come from him.”

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