Dominic Langdon has given Solihull Moors a boost by announcing he will return to the club for the start of the new season.
But Moors have suffered a major blow with out-of-contract goalkeeper Jasbir Singh signing for his former club Kidderminster Harriers on a free transfer, drawing to a close four seasons as the Moors’ No.1.
Singh, 24, made 192 appearances for the club and gained a reputation as one of the best shot-stoppers in non-league football, saving the team points on many occasions and helping them keep 53 clean sheets.
He achieved national recognition last year when he won the Asian Non-League Player of the Year Award.
“While the club made every attempt to keep Jasbir we are sorry to lose one of our longest-serving players but at the same time happy the player has fulfilled his wish to progress back into full-time football,’’ said manager Marcus Bignot.
“I would like to thank Jas for his time here at Solihull Moors.
“His commitment and performances for us over the last four years have been fantastic.
“Jas returns to Kidderminster now a more mature goalkeeper and a much better one at that, due to his development and experiences while playing for Solihull Moors.
“We would all like to wish Jas the best of luck for the future.’’
Defender Langdon, who had a short spell at the end of last season with Brackley Town, has made 139 starts for the Moors since initially joining in 2010 and his versatility as both a full-back and centre-half is a bonus.
During his time at the Moors he represented British Universities at the 2011 World Student Games in China, returning to win the Supporters’ Player of the Year that season.
Langdon joins new signings Tony Breeden, Liam Daly and Aaron Brown in next season’s squad.
Moors are also pleased to announce that new deals have been signed by club captain Rob Elvins, vice-captain Ryan Beswick and record appearance holder Junior English.
They join top goalscorer Omar Bogle, along with fellow youngsters Jordan Gough and Reece Fleet, who are also signed up for the forthcoming season. Bignot has also retained the services of key personnel in the shape of Jay Denny, Darryl Knights and Richard Taundry, while returning for pre-season will be goalkeeper Deale Chamberlain, Michael Nottingham, Alex Dean, Josh Hawker, Dior Angus and Michael Taylor.
Veteran striker Gary Birch has left the club to take up his first managerial position as boss of Highgate United and Stuart Pierpoint has signed for Leamington.
Pierpoint recently passed 100 appearances for the club and his three years of dedicated service to Solihull Moors has been exemplary.