Liam Quinn is nothing short of a massive signing for a club at this level, says Deal Community Sports chairman Karim Aisawi

Tuesday 13th June 2017

HERNE BAY midfielder Liam Quinn has decided to drop down four divisions to sign for Andreas Carter Joma Kent County League Division One Central & East side Deal Community Sports.

Quinn is a number of players to quit the Isthmian League Division One South following the departure of their manager Sam Denly at the end of last season.

He is an experienced, hard hitting, no nonsense midfielder that is comfortable at centre half as well as centre midfield.

Deal Community Sports finished in eighth-place in an 11-team division last season but their chairman Karim Aisawi hopes the former Dover Athletic, Whitstable Town and Ramsgate player will bring good times to the club.

He said: “Liam and our player-manager Ryan Wilson go way back and I think Ryan has been working on Liam since the day he got here just over a year ago, so he’ll save a fortune on his phone bill now.

“I’m really happy that we have managed to make this signing happen as it is further demonstration of the ambition we have as a club.

“Liam is nothing short of a massive signing for a club at this level. We spoke earlier in the month, Liam had a number of good offers on the table at clubs competing at a much higher level, but I explained what we are trying to do and the project we are undertaking and Liam bought into the idea and is up for the challenge of taking this club to a whole new level.

“The commitment it displays to drop the amount of League’s Liam has is huge. He is the type of player a club can build foundations on. He along with our other new signing and retained players from last season will, I hope, prove to be a recipe for success this year and for many years to come.”

Herne Bay appointed joint-managers Jermaine Darlington and John Embery last month.  The pair were both in charge of Sittingbourne’s development team last season.