Bromley In Transfer Battle For Former Defender

League Two debutants Bromley are monitoring a move for Richard Brindley but face competition from fellow EFL sides according to reports.

The Ravens are yet to make a move in the transfer market following their National League play-off final victory over Solihull Moors but are interested in bringing the 31-year-old back to Hayes Lane.

He played just one season for the club in the 2018/19 season, making 35 appearances and scoring twice before joining Notts County.

The centre-back has remained with the Meadow Lane side since, being part of the side that gained promotion back to the EFL after they beat Chesterfield at Wembley. He departed County at the conclusion of last season after a mid-table finish in a campaign interrupted by the departure of Luke Williams to Swansea City.

His last season saw him struggle for minutes in the second half of the season as new boss Stuart Maynard made his first moves in the January transfer window. He made 27 league appearances, recording just three clean sheets against Salford City, Doncaster Rovers and Morecambe.

According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Andy Woodman’s side are interested in bringing Brindley back to the club but are up against established League Two sides Swindon Town and Colchester United for his signature.

Colchester are another former side of the Norfolk-born player, having made 68 appearances for the club in League One and Two across three seasons.

Having come through Norwich City‘s academy, the Magpies’ number two has EFL experience with stints at Chesterfield, Rotherham United, Oxford United and Barnet.

Writer’s View

Richard Brindley would be a real asset to any club he might join. A consummate professional, he will be a leadership figure wherever he lands. Bromley will be looking for just those qualities as they embark on an inaugural EFL season and having a familiar face return with experience in the division to the South London side will surely benefit them in their battle to stay in League Two next season.

The Lilywhites will be expected to be in and around the relegation spots next season as their upward swing continues. Andy Woodman is highly regarded for a reason, and they will likely have the minerals to avoid the drop next year if they get their recruitment right, and a veteran like Brindley would be a great start to that.

 

About Lewis Gray 156 Articles
1st Class Honours in Multimedia Journalism at Salford University. Writing mainly about League Two.

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