Till signing gives us an injection of quality, says Brakes boss

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says the addition of Peter Till has added much-needed quality ahead of a vital period for the Conference North side.
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Peter Till

Till, who is comfortable on either wing or in attack, scored in the Solihull Moors’ recent victory at Oxford and has made more than 20 appearances for Marcus Bignot’s side since signing from Tamworth last summer.

However, having fallen out of favour the 28-year-old, who counts Birmingham City, Grimsby Town and York City among his former clubs, has agreed to make the move to the New Windmill.

With injuries continuing to bite, Holleran is still looking for further reinforcements, but in Till he believes he has got a player who can provide the bit of star quality which has been missing since Stefan Moore’s departure.

“We’ve got plenty of players who work hard and who are grafters,” said Holleran.

“But we’re lacking that little bit of quality at times.

“Peter’s got a good pedigree and he’s been excellent the times I’ve seen him at Solihull this season.

“He can play anyway in attack and can play in the pocket.

“For the club to evolve I need a more competitive squad and more quality and Peter won’t be the only signing.”

Three successive defeats have left Leamington anxiously looking over their shoulders, with the gap to tomorrow’s opponents Oxford City in the third and final relegation spot now standing at eight points.

A spate of midweek games has not helped Brakes’ cause, with Holleran describing their run of injuries and niggles as “unbelievable”.

However, he says they cannot afford to let up despite embarking on a kinder-looking set of fixtures .

“Oxford, Barrow and Gainsborough will be just as hard as the North Ferribys and Brackleys. There are no gimmes in this league.

“We’ll have to work hard to get a little run together to make sure we don’t undo all the hard work of the past year.”