Jamie Vermiglio makes first signings of summer for Chorley

Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio has begun the process of rebuilding his squad following relegation back to the National League North.

By Craig Salmon
Monday, 29th June 2020, 2:35 pm
Updated Monday, 29th June 2020, 2:36 pm
Ollie Shenton (Photo: Stefan Willoughby)
Ollie Shenton (Photo: Stefan Willoughby)

The Magpies manager has swooped for centre forward Harry Cardwell and midfielder Ollie Shenton.

Former Scotland Under-19s and under-21s international, Cardwell returns to the Magpies after spending part of last season on loan from Grimsby Town. Vermiglio told chorleyfc.com: “Harry joined us last season and was unfortunate with injury.

“We’ve kept in touch and I’m delighted he has agreed to sign for us. He’s a strong, quick forward and has the ability to kick on – I’m confident he can do that with us.”

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Cardwell said: “It’s a good opportunity to be involved with a club that’s had a very successful few years and I’m looking forward to working with Jamie after my brief spell in January.

Shenton arrives after spending the previous decade at Stoke City and spent a period of the last campaign on loan at Kidderminster Harriers.

“I wanted to come to a club that would offer regular football and had ambitions to push on and challenge for promotion, and Chorley are definitely in that category,” said Shenton.

“I got a good feel for the National League North last season at Kidderminster and can’t wait for football to start up again.”

Vermiglio said: “Ollie’s exactly the kind of player we want at the football club.

“He’s young, hungry and has a fantastic pedigree. He is technically very good, has a great left foot, and there’s no doubt that with a good run of games he will kick on and be a great asset to the team.”