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Gunning on-board at Solihull Moors

Gunning on-board at Solihull Moors

By Luke Turner
24 September
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Former Blues man signs until January...

Solihull Moors have completed the signing of Gavin Gunning on a short-term deal until 5th January 2020.

The 28-year-old, who has previously trained with the Moors, has more recently been at Billericay Town following an 18-month stint with Forest Green.

The Irishman played 67 times and scored twice for Mark Cooper’s side, as well as appearing in the end of season play-offs in League Two last season.

Gunning began his career at Blackburn Rovers and rose through the ranks, whilst heading out on loan to gain experience at the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Rotherham United, Bury and Motherwell.

The former Republic of Ireland U21 international then moved on to Dundee United where he made just under 100 appearances for the Scottish side.

Gunning then made the move back to England and joined Birmingham City, but unfortunately injury struck, and he was ruled out for the whole season.

Spells at Oldham Athletic, Dundee United and Greenock Morton followed, before Gunning joined Grimsby Town and Port Vale prior to his move to the New Lawn in 2018.

Primarily a central defender, Gunning can also play in midfield.

On signing for the Moors, Gunning said: “I’ve came in and trained here before when I was at Birmingham just to stay fit. Obviously, it’s changed a lot with massive developments here and I’m just happy to come on board.

“I want to help the guys. I’ve got a lot of experience in the higher leagues, so hopefully I can come in here and push the lads up the league.

“I give everything on the pitch – aggression, leadership and we’ll see what else we can do.”

Manager Tim Flowers added: “We would like to welcome Gavin to club. He’s a local lad and has a very impressive CV.

“He made 30-odd starts for Forest Green last season and can play at centre back or in midfield. He’s a big, powerful player with a good left foot.

“He beefs up our options in midfield, so we welcome him to the club on a short-term deal and hope it works out well for all parties.”

Gunning will wear the shirt number 14 and is eligible for this evening’s Vanarama National League match against Stockport County.

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