Stalwart Ben Bailey hopes to break Hednesford Town record

Hednesford Town plan to reward skipper Ben Bailey with a ‘number of testimonial events’ after he committed his future to the Pitmen.

Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey

The 29-year-old centre-half was set to become the Keys Park side’s all-time record appearance holder in 2019/20, but Covid-19 saw those celebrations put on hold. Instead, having now put pen to paper on a deal for next season, he is aiming to break the record in Hednesford’s 140th year.

Bailey will also receive ‘a number of testimonial events over the next 12 months’ in order to ‘celebrate his outstanding achievement for the club’.

“The club is going through some exciting times and it was a no-brainer to stay here,” he said.

“I’m really looking forward to playing under Andy Morrell and once we can all get back to playing, it will hopefully be an exciting season ahead for Hednesford Town.”

Bailey made his Pitmen bow in 2008 and has had three separate spells with the club – also playing for AFC Telford United in National League North and Newtown in the Welsh Premier.

Hednesford have said that details of the events to celebrate Bailey’s testimonial season will be announced on both the club website and social media once they are finalised.

The Pitmen have also confirmed midfielder Rhys Thompson has agreed fresh terms.

“I have a point to prove and above all I love it here and am really excited about what we can do in the season ahead,” said Thompson.

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