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Linnets go West again to sign wide man Kieran Knapper

Winger Kieran Knapper is our second new signing of the day from elsewhere in Pitching In Northern Premier League West Division.

Kieran, 26, arrives at APEC Taxis Stadium from Kidsgrove Athletic, where he was joint top appearance maker this season, his 29 outings yielding six goals.

He also netted six times for the Staffordshire outfit in 38 outings during 2022-23.

Kieran has featured in all four games against Linnets this season and last, playing against us earlier this month when he caught the eye in our 1-0 home victory against Scott Dundas's side.

Kieran spent a few seasons in North West Counties League, firstly at Division One side Sandbach United, where he established  himself as a great favourite, and then in the Premier Division with Vauxhall Motors.

In May 2019, he scored the third goal as Sandbach came from two down to beat Avro 4-2 in the NWCL's Edward Case Cup final.

The player signed for Vauxhall in summer 2021, Sandbach's then manager Andy Hockenhull describing him as irreplaceable.

Kieran, renowned for his fast and direct play on either flank, now renews his wing partnership with Will Saxon, who likewise joined Linnets from Kidsgrove.

Hope you enjoy your time with us, Kieran!

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