MFL Premier Division side Coventry United continue to keep themselves busy in pre-season, announcing the signings of five new players and confirming their retained list for 2019/20.
United have brought in midfielders Aaron Williams and Dan Smith, whilst striker Luke Shorthouse’s arrival compliments a double signing from Barwell in defenders Jack Saville and Liam Cross.
Williams, a central midfielder, caught the eye during a victory over Romulus – who he turned out 12 times for – and is expected to add grit to Coventry’s midfield.
Smith meanwhile joins from Coventry City, coming through the same youth academy as Sky Blues stars Tom Bayliss and Jordan Shipley, and hopes to make an impact after overcoming a long-term injury.
The Red and Greens will be bolstered by prolific forward Shorthouse, who moves from Nuneaton Griff – a side he found the net 44 times for in his last season in the MFL Premier Division.
28-year-old Saville arrives can function at full-back, whilst Cross, a centre-back, will add depth to Terry Anderson’s back line.
Staying on at the club are goalkeepers Brad Caswell, who hopes to make the number one shirt his own, and Italian Matteo Ninna, whilst Player of the Season Kyle Barnett heads up the defensive options retained from last season alongside Brad Jones, Harry Sawyer and Ben Vallance.
Lewis Hudson, who initially departed for Nuneaton Borough, has made a U-turn and has instead committed himself to United for next season, whilst youth team players Joe Anthony, Archie Bale and Ethan Stanley offer further options.
In midfield, the Red and Greens are bolstered by Luke Downes and Jake Holt – who both return for a second season – and Sam Belcher – who arrived mid-way through the previous campaign from Hinckley, while Ethan Dacres, Roberto Effah and Cameron Morris push for starting places from the youth team.
Top scorer Kyle Carey, who scored 11 times last term, stays on for the 2019/20 season, joined by fellow forwards Dominik Alleyne, Joe Cairns and Tyler Haddow.