Deeside for Danby
Sun, 24th May, 2015 5:05pm
The Nomads are pleased to announce the signing of 31-year-old goalkeeper John Danby.
Danby joins The Nomads from National League North side Bradford Park Avenue, where he spent the 2014-15 season making 32 appearances. Danby is perhaps best known for his time at Chester City, and the subsequent reformed Chester FC.
During his time at Chester City, he was voted the Player of the Season in the 2006-07 season and in in the 2011-12 was awarded the Non-League goalkeeper of the season for Chester FC as the side won the Evo Stik Northern Premier League.
6'2" Danby also holds the Chester City club record for the most consecutive football league starts with 133 back-to-back appearances, and also has four years of experience with Kidderminster Harriers and a season at Eastwood Town.
On the move, Manager Allan Bickerstaff said "After being approached by a number of goalkeepers over the last few weeks, it was clear when I spoke to John that he was the man we needed at the Club. From our first conversation, he showed great desire and hunger to come to the Club and is ready for the challenge ahead of him.
John has a wealth of experience at a good level and comes into a squad that is as ambitious as he is, looking to be challenging in the top six of the Welsh Premier League next season."
Danby joins on a two year deal and along with the recent contract extensions of his ex-Chester teammates Kevin McIntyre and Danny Harrison, and George Horan, Sean Miller, Jay Crowther and Jack Riley all contracted for the 2015-16 season, things are looking positive at Deeside Stadium ahead of the new season.