It’s Boro This Saturday!!

by Peter Scherer

Still top of the table Mickleover will be keen to return to winning ways and hope to have skipper Ryan Wilson back in the squad this weekend, while Stuart Beavon will hopefully have shaken off a knock he took at Kettering last Tuesday.

Joe Bateman is also due back after suspension, while Matty Bowman should make his home debut.

Our visitors this Saturday are Nuneaton Borough, who have had a traumatic stat to the season. Due to financial problems they have been playing home matches at Stratford Town, but only this week have had their future secured in a successful takeover.

Currently seventh in the table, they have fought back from a disastrous start to the season, which included a 7-0 defeat at Telford. They have now had five straight league victories, the last a 3-2 home won over Alvechurch.

Manager and now former director Jimmy Ginnelly has retained the core of last years side, that just missed out on promotion, but added a number of new faces too.

First choice goalkeeper Dan Jezeph came from Alvechurch pre-season, where he had spent two seasons since arriving from Worcester City. He is a former Walsall youth player and has also played for Tamworth.

Reserve keeper Liam Castle came in July last year from Barwell, where he spent almost 10 years since arriving from Basingstoke.

Centre back Scott McManus is the current club captain. He was at Curzon Ashton initially, before joining Crewe Alexandra and making a handful of league appearances. He then had a year at Stranraer, before joining FC United and had seven years at Halifax Town. He came to Nuneaton in December 2020, after a couple of seasons at Coalville.

Victor Nirennold is another centre back, with League One and Scottish Premiership experience. He started his youth career with Stade Rennais in France, before heading to the US with Miami City, before coming to the UK with Fleetwood in 2015. After a loan at Guiseley he headed to FK Senica in Slovakia, 

Next stop was Da Nag FC in Vietnam for a year, before going to UiTM FC in Malaysia for two years. Back in the UK his first stop was Motherwell and before coming to Nuneaton pre-season, he had a short spell with Gloucester City.

Kane Richards is a Derby born striker, who came from the Derby County Academy. After a loan at Ilkeston, he signed for Matlock on his release, moving onto Chester, with a loan at Gainsborough, before joining Dover Athletic, who loaned him to Telford. Then a permanent move to Kidderminster, before he then spent three-years at Basford before coming to Nuneaton in July 2022.

Italian born midfielder Prince Mancinelli arrived from Belper Town in June 2022. He has also played for Long Eaton Utd, Radford, Basford and Tamworth.

Centre back Lathaniel Rowe-Turner is an ex-League One and Two player who started at Leicester City. He was loaned to Cheltenham, Redditch and Kings Lynn before a permanent move to Torquay. Two years later he moved to Luton and after an initial loan, moved on to Alfreton Town.

He then joined Kidderminster and was loaned to Nuneaton in January 2016. A return spell at Torquay was followed by spells at Chester, Kettering and Tamworth, before spending a year at Stourbridge prior to his Nuneaton signing in July 2022.

Isaiah Osbourne was an England Under 16 International, who played his junior football with Derby County, until Aston Villa spotted him. The midfielder made 30 starts mostly in the Premiership and was also loaned to Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday. He moved to the Scottish Premiership in 2011 with Hibernian, but after 30 appearances he headed south to Blackpool.

Scunthorpe, Walsall and Forest Green followed, but after almost 300 senior games, he went non-league for the first time with Nuneaton in October 2021.

Former Coventry City junior striker Matty Stenson joined Barwell on his release from the Sky Blues. He moved on fairly quickly to Leamington, before spending a year with Solihull Moors. He was loaned to Telford before a permanent move to Halifax, but was loaned again to Tamworth and Kidderminster, before joining Nuneaton at the beginning of last season after spending two years on Halifax’s books.

Left back Jaden Charles was a Derby County Junior before moving to Mansfield Town. He had loans at York City, Hereford and Nuneaton, before making a permanent move to our visitors in July 2022. He is also a Republic of Ireland Under 18 International.

Midfielder Kyle Storer came from Solihull Moors in January. He was a Leicester City Junior, who has also played for Bedworth, Tamworth, Atherstone and Hinckley Utd, before arriving at Nuneaton in 2009.

After just over two years he went to Kidderminster, moving on to Wrexham and Cheltenham, before a five-year spell at Solihull. He is also the clubs assistant manager.

Right back Camron McWilliams started out at Northampton Town. He then had a spell at Cardiff City, before joining St Ives and then Nuneaton in December 2021. After a loan at Sutton Coldfield he returned to Nuneaton in May 2022.

Former England Under 21 striker Leroy Lita came from Ilkeston in pre-season. He has played in every division of the football league, making over 350 appearances and scoring over 100 goals. 

He started at Bristol City and was the sold to Reading. Loans at Charlton and Norwich followed, before he made a permanent move to Middlesbrough. Then a £2 million pound move took him to Swansea in 2011, but was loaned again to Brighton before a move to Barnsley. 

A loan at Notts County came next, before he headed AO Chania in Crete. He returned to the UK with Yeovil Town, before going to Sisaket FC in Thailand.

Margate, Haverhill, Salisbury and Chelmsford were his next stops, before coming to Nuneaton for the first time in July 2020. After two years he left for Stratford and has been at Hednesford and Ilkeston before making his return pre-season.

Milan Butterfield is a Bermudan international midfielder, capped at full, under 20 and under 17 levels. He started his career with Robin Hood in Bermuda, before coming to the UK with Walsall.

After a loan at Rushall Olympic he signed for Kidderminster on his release, moving on to Chesterfield and Guiseley. He had two years at Alfreton before coming to Nuneaton pre-season.

Callum Chettle is well known to Sports fans, having spent most of the last year on Mickleover’s books. He started his youth career at Nottingham Forest, following in the footsteps of Father Steve.

Moving onto Ilkeston Town and made his league debut at the age of 15, but after three years moved on to Nuneaton.

His next stop was at Peterborough Utd, where he made 22 appearances for the League One side, before joining Alfreton, after a brief loan at Fylde.

Further loans at Boston Utd and Matlock preceded a three year stay at Basford, re-united with manager and Father Steve.

A strong running midfielder he came to Mickleover at the start of last year season, but injuries restricted his appearances and he started this season at Nuneaton. After a month back at Mickleover recently, he has now returned to Nuneaton.

Left back Alex Lafleur was another pre-season signing from Kings Langley, where had played for two seasons. Most of his career has been spent in the South, starting out at Wealdstone. He has played for Edgware, Chalfont St.Peter, Gosport Borough, Salisbury, Moneyfields and Beaconsfield too.

Elwalid Elhaghany is another defender and pre-season signing, having come from Coventry Utd.

Owen Oseni is a young striker on loan from Derby County, having joined the Rams in February from League of Ireland side Waterford.

Young midfielders Beau Friel and Luke Curtlin have recently joined the first team squad after coming through the clubs own Academy.

Kick off at the Don Amott Arena is 3pm, full bar and catering, SO BE THERE!!

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