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Trainer Joins Nuneaton

Kevin Wilkin, manager of Conference Premier club Nuneaton Town, has continued to strengthen his 2013/14 squad with the signing of Phil Trainer from AFC Telford United.

The 32-year-old midfielder has been a target of Wilkin's since he joined the Bucks in 2009. Boro fans will remember Trainer (pictured) for the goal he scored at Liberty Way during the play-off semi finals in 2011. He will wear squad number 20.

Trainer left Telford after they were relegated from the Conference Premier last season, and says he relishes the challenge of securing a starting berth in the highly competitive central midfield area.

Manager Wilkin stated he was pleased to finally get his man, who he classes as a strong competitor with a fierce shot and an ability to join up with the front players from both dead ball and open play. Such skill, coupled with a highly competitive nature, means Wilkin is expecting a good goal return from Trainer over the course of the season.

Trainer already has a link with the Boro through his employer Gavin Cowan, with whom he will be able to car-share as the squad aim to realise their ambition of becoming an established fixture in the Conference Premier.

In addition, Nuneaton Town have made their first foray into the loan market this season by signing a youngster from Birmingham City until the New Year.

Amari'i Bell recently signed a new one-year deal with the Championship outfit and has joined Boro as part of his quest to get more first team experience.

The left back, who has been with the Blues since 2011, is 19 years old and joined the St Andrew's club after being spotted playing for Solihull College's football team. He will take the number 21 shirt.

Wilkin said: "Amari'i is well known to Michael (Moore) and we would like to think we can advance his career with the Blues while also being a very good signing for the Boro as we look to advance the team this season in Conference National."



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