13th Dec, 2017

Brimmell signing boosts Millers ahead of season opener at Hampton

Redditch Editorial 11th Aug, 2017

FECKENHAM begin the new Midland League Division Two campaign this weekend with a trip to Hampton.

The Millers make the trip to the Solihull side tomorrow (Saturday) hoping to get off to a good start in a bid to improve on last season’s tenth-placed finish.

And their cause has been boosted by the news that influential forward Jack Brimmell has re-signed for the forthcoming campaign.

The 23-year-old had a brief spell with Feckenham in 2013/14 under former manager Wayne Bunn before taking a year out to travel the globe.

Upon his return, under the guidance of current manager Aaron Blackwood, Brimmell made 16 appearances and scored nine goals throughout the 2015/16 campaign.

Last season was even more fruitful for the striker, scoring 13 times and helping himself to a number of assists.

After fighting off competition from sides higher up the pyramid, joint-assistant manager Tony Round was delighted to have secured Brimmell’s services for another year.

“We could not be happier to see Jack with us ahead of the new season,” he said. “It is going to be a very tough division this year and it was important that we kept hold of our best players.

“His ability speaks for itself and when I was with the club last, I don’t believe Brim got the credit he deserved as being one of the best players at Step Seven.

“A lot of honest conversations have been had throughout the summer and the gaffer suggested Jack did not sign for Feckenham until late in pre-season because we didn’t want to stand in his way if something too good to turn down came along.

“I think that trust, the squad we’ve put together this summer and the fact he’s really enjoying his football with us were decisive factors.

“We will never say never but I personally don’t see us making any more additions ahead of the start of the season.”

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