Solihull Moors have bolstered their attacking options by signing Brackley Town’s Owen Story.
The 29-year-old former Rushden & Diamonds trainee, Redditch United, Torquay and Hinckley United striker was signed by Brackley in December 2009 and has made more than 150 appearances for the club, scoring 35 goals.
In his time at Brackley he helped them win promotion to the Conference North in 2012, and then made 40 appearances in their first season at that evel as they finished third in the table and were defeated in the play-off final by Halifax.
Last season Brackley finished seventh and Story has now racked up 62 appearances, scoring 11 times.
Moors manager Marcus Bignot said: “I am very happy we have managed to secure Owen’s services for next season, having seen him at close quarters develop as a youngster at Rushden and Diamonds, and then in more recent times at Brackley.
‘‘Not only did I see his potential being fulfilled at first hand, I have also seen a mature, mentally strong character and a genuine nice person develop.
‘‘Having been part of a Brackley side that in the past two seasons has competed regularly at the top of this league, he will bring the experience and the mentality we are looking for, and a different dimension to our forward play
‘‘I know he will be an excellent addition to our squad.
“We as a club work extra hard in order to create the best professional environment we can, along with a viable business infrastructure, so it’s pleasing when you see all the newcomers of the likes of Owen, Arron Brown, Liam Daly, Tony Breedon, and down at youth and junior level, where we have added new teams and players this year.
‘‘People want to be a part of this club, and we are striving to improve year on year, to achieve our ambitions both on and off the pitch, and become a successful Community Club for the Borough of Solihull.’’
Solihill Moors pre-season friendlies: Kidderminster Harriers (home) Tuesday July 8 (7pm); St Albans City (home) Saturday July 12 (3pm); Hemel Hempstead Town (home) Tuesday July 15 (7.45pm); Rushall Olympic (away) Saturday July 26 (3pm); Stourbridge (away) Tuesday July 29 (7.45pm); Redditch United (away) Saturday August 2 (3pm).