Herne Bay manager Sam Denly has completed the signing of Liam Quinn.
The experienced midfielder/central defender, who lives in Herne Bay, has plenty of Ryman League experience with Whitstable, Ramsgate and Dover Athletic but decided to take a break from football midway through last season when he was captain of Southern Counties East outfit Deal Town.
Denly said: “Liam is a natural leader. He has had a lot of clubs chasing his signature and I am pleased to welcome him to Herne Bay as we continue to build for the future.”
Herne Bay's new signing Liam Quinn in action for Deal Town Picture: Terry Scott
Denly also confirmed that 11 members of last season’s squad had decided to stay at Winch’s Field.
Jack Delo, Gary Sayer, Connor Sanders, Michael Turner, Nathan Eastwood, Joe Nelder, Sam Hasler, Ben Brown, Jordan Casey, James Turner and Stuart King have all signed new contracts along with three youngsters, Harry Brown, Kane Butler and Ben Kitcherside.
Denly added: “Many of these lads have had other clubs after them but despite being offered lucrative terms elsewhere, they have all committed to Herne Bay Football Club.
“The squad is starting to take shape for the coming season.
“I have always said that for me it’s a long-term plan and to be successful we need to maintain a consistent squad with players committing to me and the football club. That’s exactly what’s happening.”
Denly has also arranged another pre-season friendly, with Bay travelling to Erith & Belvedere on Tuesday, July 22.