New AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson has made two signings following his own arrival at New Bucks Head last week. Both new faces come from Watson’s former club Southport. Simon Grand and Sean Clancy have followed their gaffer to Shropshire, and will form the backbone of the new look Bucks, relegated this season from the Conference Premier.
Clancy, who can play as a left back or on the left wing, moved on the same day as Watson after not extending his Southport contract. He had only been with The Sandgrounders since February, but has chosen to join his old boss as he tries to get Telford back into the Premier at the first time of asking.
Simon Grand was the Southport skipper, and joins exactly seven days after Watson’s appointment. The solid central defender will no doubt become skipper at his new club, and he has plenty of experience, including Football League campaigns with Rochdale, Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Morecambe, and Aldershot.
With signings of this quality, Watson is certainly wasting no time in assembling a squad capable of challenging for the Conference North title.