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Glenn Walker is Brackley’s current longest serving player. Walker made 108 appearances scoring 21 goals in his first spell at the club and a further 158 appearances and 17 goals since re-signing mean reaching the 300-game mark is a distinct possibility this season. At the start of his 7th season at St James Park Glenn speaks to The Red & White.
Kevin Wilkin took his side to Barwell on Saturday for the latest pre-season game and winning 2-0 through fine strikes from new signing Gregg Smith and Ellis Myles.
The Barwell side featured Saints’ stalwart Owen Story and was managed on the day by former Brackley player Guy Hadland, now assistant manager at Barwell, while another ex-Saint Eddie Nisevic sat the game out with a slight injury.
Midfielder and latterly centre half Guy Hadland featured for three seasons from 2005/6 at St James Park forming a partnership with brother Scott before moving to Nuneaton.
Owen Story, 33, was at Rushden and Diamonds and then Torquay United before joining Saints in 2010 and winning promotion to National League North at St James Park. Owen was part of the play-off final side that lost against FC Halifax in May 2013 and played a further season under Jon Brady before moving to Solihull Moors in summer 2014. Story was a flying winger and half of the famous wing duo with Tom Winters that was so productive in Saints’ Southern League championship success.
Eddie Nisevic, 27, was also part of the side that beat Altrincham in the National League North play-off semi finals and was an unused substitute in the final. A left-sided defender of great promise Eddie left St James Park at the end of the 2013-14 season before joining local side Barwell where he has enjoyed four seasons.
Best wishes for the season to Guy, Owen and Eddie from everyone at St James Park.
New signing :
Welcome to Brackley Town Connor Hall. Connor is a 25 year old defender / midfielder who has spent the last two seasons at Biggleswade Town. He has previously spent time at Bury Town in the Ryman League and St Neots in the Southern League.