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Story posted: Tuesday, 6th December 2011

New Signings
Manager Gary Norton has received a timely boost to his squad with the news that two players from Evo-Stik South clubs have completed transfers to Gresley FC.
Former midfielder Danny Holmes is back at the Moat Ground after agreeing to return to the club from Leek Town whom he joined in the summer.

The former Port Vale, Burton Albion and Altringham player was hugely instrumental in the second half of last season's East Midlands Counties League title winning campaign for Gresley but decided to make the step up the pyramid this season much to the club's and its supporter's disappointment.

However, a few months on and Norton has persuaded the midfielder back to the Moat Ground to rejoin the club. Holmes will go straight into the squad for the weekend's fixture at Stratford Town and the move has proven to be a timely one with fellow central midfielder James Jepson away on holiday and Gareth Langford who deputised last weekend on best man duties at a wedding this weekend.

Norton commenting on his new capture said: "We are delighted to have Danny back at the club. He is a player of huge pedigree and was excellent for us last season in the run in that saw us win the league. We were really sorry to see him leave to join Leek although fully understood his reasons for doing so at the time. He promised that if it didn't work out he would come back to us and so it's proved. I'd like to thank Leek Town for their help in making it happen."

Also joining the club is fullback Luke Chambers from Belper Town. Chambers had rejoined Belper earlier this season after a 12 months spell with local rivals Mickleover Sports. He originally signed for the Nailers in 2007 having emerged from the Burton Albion academy and enjoyed three successful years at Christchurch Meadow.

Luke also spent some time in the United States playing for the Los Angeles Blues before returning to England to resume his football education.

The club wishes to welcome both new signings.
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