Ex-Saddler Mitch Candlin in Stafford Rangers switch

By Liam Keen | Walsall FC | Published:

Former Walsall striker Mitch Candlin has signed for Northern Premier League side Stafford Rangers.

Mitch Candlin

The 20-year-old, who was highly rated at the Saddlers when he made his debut aged 16, failed to make an impression on manager Darrell Clarke this year.

He had two loan spells at Nuneaton Borough and Alvechurch before Walsall released him last month.

Now, the forward has joined boss Jody Banim at Rangers for next season.

He comes with considerable experience at a young age after previously joining Blackburn’s under–23’s on-loan while at Walsall.

Alongside Candlin, Banim has further strengthened his squad with two more additions.

Attacking wing–back Joe Kenton has joined the Boro ranks after making his name as a regular starter for Newtown AFC in the Welsh League since 2017.

The 22–year–old has previously had spells with both Wolves and Shrewsbury Town.

Finally, Rangers have picked up youngster Tom Carr from Mancunian side Wythenshawe Amateurs.

The 18-year-old can play across the midfield or as a forward and has been tipped as a promising talent and ‘one for the future’.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.


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